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Book Review: Peter Rabbit Tales – A Christmas Wish

24th November 2022

Book Details Title: Peter Rabbit Tales - A Christmas Wish Author: Beatrix Potter Publisher: Puffin Books Published: Penguin Random House Children's UK, London First Published: 2017 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Website: Peter Rabbit Introduction It is that time of year again, children are…...

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Book Review: Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice

2nd November 2022

Book Details Title: Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice: A Reflective Guide for Early Years Practitioners Author: Tina Bruce, Dr. Lynn McNair, and Jane Whinnett Publisher: Routledge, United Kingdom Pages: 219 ISBN: 978-0-367-24590-0 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Introduction Since 2014,…...

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Book Review: Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers

14th October 2022

Book Details Title: Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers Author: Joseph Roche Role: Researcher and lecture at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Publisher: Sage Publications United Kingdom Pages: 189 ISBN: 978-1-5264-9023-0 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Introduction In response to the unanswered question of how…...

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Discovering Dyslexia aged 50

11th November 2021

Have you ever suspected you may have dyslexia, but as a child, you never were assessed? Until recently, I had a feeling that I had a learning difficulty but could not clarify exactly what it was. Today, educators often pick up on the early signs of dyslexia in schools, but…...

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What is Research With Children

18th October 2021

As I begin the second year of my Ph.D. in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, I decided to write a post about different ways children are involved in research. While there are many different opinions on this topic, I thought you might be interested in a few to…...

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Researching through COVID-19

3rd March 2021

Yes, COVID-19 sucks! However, while it might be lonely, there are so many ways to reach out. For example, Zoom, whoever knew it would become part of so many lives? Personally, I love Zoom. Some other platforms, not so much. Zoom has helped me continue to take part in colleague…...

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Would you like to learn how to think critically?

1st November 2020

Critical Thinking In today’s post, I thought I would write about what it is to think critically. But what exactly is critical thinking? let’s start by clarifying the oblivious! All humans think, how else would we ever make a decision. For example, will I get out of bed on this…...

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Families Learning Together

24th May 2020

When we gather around a good book to tell or listen to a story we feel good. However, what happens when the story is over? We have never had a greater opportunity to extend the time we spend together as a family than in our current circumstances. This post supports…...

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Learning Stories, Covid-19 through the eyes of your child

14th May 2020

Lately, I have been hearing a lot on social media about the extra burden on parents to step into a teaching role as the ‘home-school educator’. As a parent of older children, I appreciate this is no easy task. Interesting, I have heard very little coverage discussing the opportunity that…...

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Storytelling Activities

11th May 2020

Would you like to extend your child's social, emotional and intellectual learning using story activities? Above all, children love a good story. Their imaginations are active when listening to magical adventures of unknown lands and creatures. But why stop there? The following activities are child-led and work best when they…...

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