Issue 7 Foreword
by Janine Ryan

I am pleased to bring you the seventh edition of the Early Years Magazine, Summer 2018.

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Dissertation by Carriann Marsden

Investigating how loose part play impacts on children’s creativity and the knowledge practitioners have to effectively enhance learning and development.

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Dissertation by Louise Benson

Does the Read, Write Inc. phonics programme support emerging literacy within Early Years.

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Case Study – Michelle Bell

‘I am a big believer in ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing’. So…. come on! Wrap up and get your kids back to nature!’

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MakeBelieve Arts – Keynote

The UCD 12th Early Years Conference Inspiring Children’s Imagination presented Trisha Lee from MakeBelieve Arts as the Keynote Speaker.

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Storytelling Workshop

Storyteller Richard O’Neil presented a workshop for delegates at the UCD 12th Early Years Conference Inspiring Children’s Imagination.

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Magic Story Box Workshop

Rebecca Bell returned to UCD for the 12th Early Years Conference; Inspiring Children’s Imagination to inspire delegates with the Magic Story Box approach.

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Beat Goes On Workshop

Lily May from the Beat Goes On provided a workshop at the UCD 12th Early Years Conference; Inspiring Children’s Imagination bringing a practical, up on your feet workshop.

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