Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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Máire Corbett

Intergenerational Learning

In the Scéalta post this week, Máire Corbett from Early Childhood Ireland reflects on the Together Old and Young publication called Generations Growing Together: Intergenerational Learning as a pedagogical strategy in early childhood education and care services, written by Anne Fitzpatrick. She outlines some benefits for children and adults of children and older adults spending time together on an ongoing basis to build relationships and share interests.

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Kathleen Tuite

Nurturing Parents – welcome them in!

Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Specialist, highlights how important it is to create a welcoming environment for parents into Early Years and school settings. Kathleen discusses the legacy of COVID-19 restrictions and reminds us to review our settings signage, are parents visibly welcome or is it a case of ‘no parents beyond this point’?

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Dr Carmel Ward

Human rights education in early childhood

In this Scéalta blog, Dr Carmel Ward, Manager of the Research and Data Analysis team with Early Childhood Ireland, discusses The United Nations International Day of Education and Children’s Human Rights Education. To promote learning through rights and lasting peace Carmel says ‘we can start by creating a safe, inclusive early years environment where the rights of all children and educators are respected, including those from marginalized groups and war zones’.

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Denise Sheridan

Our seedarium project

In this edition of our Sceálta blog, Denise Sheridan, LINC CPD instructor and owner of Ulla Beag Preschool in County Clare, discusses the remarkable progression of the children in her early learning centre, from harvesting hazelnuts to a national exhibition held in the Botanical Gardens.

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Máire Corbett

What is creativity anyway?

Discussions about Early Years pedagogy and curriculum often mention creativity. It is seen as a key aspect to supporting the learning and development of young children and encourage curiosity and interest in the STEAM ) areas. But what creativity actually is can be very subjective. Encouraging creativity, especially at this time of year, can been seen as anything from colouring in sleighs, or rows of identical toilet roll Santas to creations of children’s own making and choice bursting with colour and individuality.

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