Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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open the door
Lee Herlihy

Just open the door

Small urban outdoor areas can be immensely rich and creative spaces for children to play and learn as we see in the Scéalta blog, written by Lee Herlihy, from Horizons Montessori, in Cork.

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move outside
Máire Corbett

Move outside

In this Scéalta, Máire Corbett from Early Childhood Ireland reflects on all the wonderful opportunities for play and fun outdoors and wonders why we ever go inside!

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Kathleen Tuite

Why is play so important?

In this week’s Scéalta, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Specialist with Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on the thinking and the ‘takeaways’ from an exciting research symposium on ‘play’ which she attended last week, run by DCU.

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Yvonne Ó Sullivan

Maximising the outdoor opportunities

Outdoor spaces don’t have to be large to afford children opportunities to explore, think, experience nature and be adventurous. In our Scéalta blog this week Yvonne O’Sullivan, from Naíonra na nÓg, in Limerick explains how she has used the small outdoor spaces she has to provide a range of diverse opportunities for children to play outdoors.

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Bringing the emotions outside
Máire Corbett

Bringing the emotions outside

Continuing our series on outdoor play, Máire Corbett from Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on how outdoor play plays a key role in children’s growth and development, both physical and emotional… in the here and now and into their future. She discusses a recent conference she attended and some of the main points from the speaker, Joanna Fortune.

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Kate wall webinar
Aoife Horgan

No researchers in white coats

As we prepare for the second of our outdoor webinars, Aoife Horgan, Research Support Officer at Early Childhood Ireland, introduces us to Professor Kate Wall, who will be our keynote speaker, for what promises to be another inspirational evening.

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