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Darkness And Light 2: In Children’s Books

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

Growth 3: Growth Through Writing and Growth Within Your Writing

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

Growth 2: From Reading To Comprehension

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

Growth And Growing Up -In Children’s Stories

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

Is It Safe To Come Out Yet? The easing of Covid restrictions brings its own conflicts.

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.