Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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Paula Grogan Ryan

Reflection on Reggio Emilia

In our blog this week Paula Grogan Ryan, from Bansha Preschool, reflects on the opportunity she had to recently attend the International Study Tour at Reggio Emilia, as part of The Early Childhood Ireland Reggio Member project, funded by National Pyjama Day.

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Catherine O'Reilly

Nurturing critical thinking in young children

In this week’s Scéalta, Catherine O’Reilly, PhD research student at Trinity College Dublin, discusses how critical thinking relates to early childhood and how we can use storytelling to give children in Early Years settings the same opportunities as older children to learn how to communicate, collaborate, be creative and engage in problem-solving.

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Make a ‘beeline’ for the garden on World Bee Day

In this week’s Scéalta, Paula Bradley, Early Childhood Ireland, for World Bee Day, Paula discusses the importance of bees, the crucial role they play in our world’s ecosystem and how we can involve children in creating environments to support these powerful pollinators.

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World Bee Day 2023
Laura Ward

My Reggio study tour experience

Laura Ward from the National Childhood Network, reflects on her learning and experiences gained from her recent study trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy. This study trip was organized by Early Childhood Ireland, as part of the Reggio Children Project 2023 funded by National Pyjama Day.

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Comfort and Care
Máire Corbett

Comfort and care

In this week’s Scéalta Máire Corbett, Early Childhood Ireland, discusses how we can provide comfort and security in so many ways. Máire says we all need security. Security gives us a feeling of safety, of comfort, of closeness and of predictability and the confidence to be adventurous and explore more.

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Small World Play
Fiona Kelleher

Small world play with big meaning for children

In this weeks Scealta, Fiona Kelleher, Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on the learning and fun which can be gained from children playing with small world figures. Fiona was reminded of the value of this type of play while watching her niece play and listening to her conversations and stories about the figures she was playing with.

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