Baby boxes for parents of every newborn: Ireland’s strategy to increase birth rate

Interesting read from the Irish Independent Children’s minister Zappone set to introduce ‘baby boxes’ for parents of every newborn The Government is developing a first-of-its-kind ‘baby boom strategy’ aimed at increasing birth rates to counteract the increasing economic demands posed by the country’s ageing population, the Sunday Independent can reveal. A high-level taskforce led by…

Children’s waking time 60% sedentary

An interesting read from the Irish Examiner which looks at Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the risk of overweight and obesity in school-aged children. A study of Irish children who wore devices clocking their physical activity for a week found they were sedentary for more than 60% of their waking hours. The research found that,…

Exciting literacy workshop for Early Years Educators

A date for your diary… Literacy floats on a sea of talk workshop with Dr. Mary Roche in Central Library, Letterkenny  Tuesday the 17th of April – 7 to 8.30pm   Workshop: LITERACY FLOATS ON A SEA OF TALK: PICTUREBOOKS AS AMAZING LANGUAGE LITERACY RESOURCES In this multimedia presentation, Mary will demonstrate how picturebooks can benefit every teacher who wishes to develop Critical…