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Growing up outdoors (Pre-published version)
(Early Childhood Ireland, 2019)
Did you know that nearly one in six Irish parents don’t think it’s safe for their five year old child to play outside at home during the day? Irish and international research indicates that neighbourhood safety has an ...
On your bike: outdoor play in Irish 5 year olds
(Children's Research Network, 2018)
Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), children have the right to play (UNCRC, 1989 Article 31) and the importance of outdoor play has been well-documented (Bento and Dias, 2017). From a ...
Beyond basic ‘minding’: adopting an ecological, evidence based approach to promoting children’s well-being and developing child health advocacy with early childhood undergraduate students (Pre-published version)
(Children's Research Network, 2017)
It is now well-acknowledged that the foundations of lifelong health are built in early childhood (Center of the Developing Child at Harvard, 2010). Internationally, there has been a growing body of evidence highlighting ...
A hop, skip and a jump to school! (Pre-published version)
(Early Childhood Ireland, 2018)
As we come towards the end of the preschool year, parents may now be focused on the summer holidays and making the transition to primary school. Parents may be asking you what they should be doing over the summer to prepare ...