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Fundamental Movements Blog-Web
Ross Corbett

Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Years

In the third and final post in our series on movement behaviours, in our Scéalta blog post this week, Ross Corbett outlines fun and playful ways in which Fundamental Movement Skills can be encouraged and promoted with preschool and school age children.

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Movement matters
Chloe Keegan

Why movement matters for babies

Following on from Marita Hennessy’s Scéalta blog post last week about the importance of movement behaviours in children’s development, this week Chloe Keegan, Early Childhood Specialist at Early Childhood Ireland explores how this can be done with babies and toddlers and gives some practical tips to encourage those very young children to move and be active.

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Let's all move
Marita Hennessy

Let’s all move

In Scéalta this week Dr. Marita Hennessy talks about the importance of movement for children’s development. She outlines how much active time children should have each day and how we need to be aware of the overuse of highchairs etc.

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It’s Live – ‘Child-Centred Competence Framework’
Kathleen Tuite and Fiona Kelleher

It’s Live – ‘Child-Centred Competence Framework’

In this week’s Scealta, Kathleen Tuite and Fiona Kelleher, Early Childhood Specialists with Early Childhood Ireland introduce the culmination of two years’ work on an Erasmus+ Project in partnership with seven other countries, where an e-book publication on a Child-Centred Competences Framework has been developed to assist educators, students, professionals, and mentors with interpreting what it means to be child-centred. The e-book contains resources, videos and further reading.

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An autumnal walk
Alicja McCloskey


In Scéalta this week Alicja McCloskey talks about the learning opportunities a slow, toddler led autumnal walk provides. She says that the profusion of different leaves can be a great, naturally occurring metaphor for the wonderful diversity we encounter every day.

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