Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes 'Grimm's Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales, and Arabian Nights have many much-loved stories which have been shared with generations of children. In more recent times many have been turned into Disney films. If you look at some of the original versions many parents might be shocked at their darkness,… Continue reading Darkness And Light 2: In Children’s Books
I would like to introduce you to Patricia Stinson, a writer living in Minnesota, in the United States... Please tell us where you grew up and a bit of your background. Happy to do so, Eileen. I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States of America, and grew up in the small suburb… Continue reading An interview with the author, Patricia Stinson
Also, see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ In the natural world we have day and night. The night is dark but we have the light of the moon and stars. The day is bright but clouds and bad weather can make it dark. There are different stages of light at the beginning and end of the day such as… Continue reading Darkness and Light
Volunteering - Helping Yourself And Your Community To Grow “Each day and every day in this country, each act of voluntary participation combines to form the glue, the cement that binds and unifies our society in common purpose.” President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael Higgins in 2011 "It is always so very positive and… Continue reading Growth 4: Growth Within A Community
A Growth Mindset '...a Growth Mindset encourages a positively reinforcing cycle. People who believe that their efforts and strategies can lead to success are likely to engage in learning activities and take on challenges with some enthusiasm, so they learn more, which reinforces their belief that they can learn to write well. In fact, according… Continue reading Growth 3: Growth Through Writing and Growth Within Your Writing
The Importance Of Being A Fluent Reader 'Parents are more concerned about their child's progress in reading than in any other subject taught in school, and rightfully so. In order for students to achieve in math, science, English, history, geography, and other subjects, reading skills must be developed to the point that most of them… Continue reading Growth 2: From Reading To Comprehension
Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Trying to stretch upwards I know we usually talk about growth at spring time but in my part of the world it is autumn/ fall, ( but of course you might be reading this in Australia or New Zealand and it will be spring for you). Anyway, the idea of growth came… Continue reading Growth And Growing Up -In Children’s Stories
This last week, I attended two social events for the first time in a very long time. They were both for the Cruthú Arts Festival in Longford. This festival usually takes place in August but because of Covid restrictions it wasn't on last year. I wrote a piece about this at the time...https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/festival-fever-flattened/ Recently Covid… Continue reading Is It Safe To Come Out Yet? The easing of Covid restrictions brings its own conflicts.