How can I help my child to develop a love of learning?

A child will develop a love of learning by experiencing more of what interests and fascinates him. We, as parents, are our child’s first teacher and with our new situation right now during these COVID19 restrictions, some of us are our child’s only teacher! Daunting as it may seem if you’re not professionally trained as…

Kindness in the classroom

Of all the learning that is experienced by 3, 4 and 5 year olds, I think the learning of kindness is one of the most important. There is lots of unkindness in our world and sometimes it can be too easy to be sucked into unkind thoughts and actions. But if we have a foundation…

Self Evaluation

Stop. Think. Focus. Reflect. This is what I have found to be the result of using the Self Reflection tools in the “Síolta Aistear Practice Guide”. Síolta is the Irish word for seeds and is the name of the national quality framework for early years education in Ireland.Aistear means journey and is the name of…

Reflecting as a Preschool Teacher

It’s the summer holidays, a time to relax, think back on your year and reflect on your performance as a preschool teacher because you really didn’t have a lot of time for this during your busy year! Take a critical look at the following questions to ask yourself (and your staff) so that you will…