There is a wide range of resources available to support parents and children on this exciting journey. The only danger is that there is so much material available, that doing an internet-search becomes overwhelming and sifting through the multiple resources available can be exhausting. It is important also to understand that many of the resources available on the internet are from different education contexts and do not apply in Ireland. Furthermore, not all resources available online are of the same quality, so it’s important to be cautious when taking advice directly from the internet.
Dr Emer Ring is the Head of the Department of Reflective Pedacology and Early Childhood Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. As part of our #BackToRoutine series for beginning the new school term, she’s answered a number of commonly asked questions and concerns families have when starting school.
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