See also in https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Children at the seaside When I was a child and went back to school in September, I always dreaded the essay or composition we would have to write about what we did in our summer holidays. Yes, I lived on an island with seaside resorts on it and many places to… Continue reading What Did You Do In Your Summer Holidays/Vacation? -The Essay
Lanesborough/Lanesboro Co.Longford, on the River Shannon and Lough Ree, Ireland Last year and this year were the years for staycations, due to not being able to travel with restrictions put in place with the high incidence rates of Covid 19. I have never seen so many campervans https://campervans.co.uk/ on Irish roads as I have seen… Continue reading Discoveries On Your Doorstep
Writing is a sacred calling that pulls at your soul. 'It is the air that you breathe and what makes your heart continue beating. Your soul is filled with words that have no meaning until you sit down and pour them through your heart like a sieve. This is what writing is to the writer.… Continue reading Who Are Writers?
Yes! I was intrigued when I got a request from Tony Eames of NFReads requesting an interview. Is this my first bit of fame? NFReads.com is a general interest website with an "Author Interviews" section featuring both fiction and nonfiction authors across a wide variety of backgrounds, genres and writing experience - guests have included… Continue reading Interview With NFReads
It's that time of year again... the summer holidays! A time to put away the books and have fun? Why not make reading in the summer holidays fun? This helps with boredom, keeps your child from slipping back in their literacy skills and encourages children to see that reading can be a great source of… Continue reading Summer Reading Activities For Children
See https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ as well. Daddies come in all shapes and sizes, Do their best to love and guide us; Loved us from the day we were born. And love us until they're old and worn. They make mistakes as people do But I know, they'll always love you. So remember them in a special way,… Continue reading Father’s Day – 20th June 2021
'Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018… Continue reading Cruinniú na nÓg -A day of free creativity for children and young people – Saturday 12th June 2021
Good endings make sense; evoke emotion like contentment, anger, sadness, or curiosity; shift the reader’s perspective; or open her mind to new ideas. They do not confuse or cast the whole story as a hoax. Good endings bring the hero—and, more importantly, the reader—to some kind of destination (even if it’s a trap)https://refiction.com/articles/making-ends-meet-how-to-write-a-good-ending-to-a-story. Alex J… Continue reading ENDINGS: Some Of My Favourites
Longford is wild and beautiful. Have you ever noticed?
Living in the middle of it sometimes we forget. I like to admire it in the quietness when letting my dinosaurs loose in the early morning. By dinosaurs I mean chickens but that is how wild and wonderful Longford is, she takes you right back if you’ll let her.
Back to when time began and the world was young and full of hope.
If you stay still enough you might even see through the veil of this time and into all that ages that went before us in the very spot we stand. People populated Longford very early on, the county is covered in raths, dolmens and ancient burial grounds.
Sometime I think “I see dead people”, or maybe otherworldly ones. Either way they’re not frightening, they just are.
Often it takes someone from outside the county to show us how…
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Choice 'Independent reading, both at school and at home, builds successful readers. What’s more, the research shows that giving our students a say in what they read is key. And from our experience, we also know frequent reading leads to becoming a proficient reader, which helps a child thrive personally and academically.'https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/03/09/how-to-get-kids-to-read-independently/ Back in October… Continue reading How To Help Children Become Independent Readers