Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Words Have A Habit of Misbehaving

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’ or pusillanimous or disconcerted. As I grew, my … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Rhyme And Phonics: Important in Early Literacy?

As a child, I remember learning nursery rhymes sung to me by my mother. Not only did her soft, lilting Galway accent transfix me, the rhythm of hardly-understood-words elicited an … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Asking Nicely!

    May I be bold? May I be brash? I’m not asking you for cash. All I ask is a little click, A little like, a little tick. I … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Insights With Dr. Niamh Clune: Trusting The Child

Some time ago, (at my age, things I remember are always some time ago), I read a book by Alexander Sutherland Neill. He was the inspired educator that initiated the … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 8 Comments

Plum Tree Books Launches Pa Dug & Rosie In The Garden Series

¨ Everything in the garden serves a purpose ¨ Basic science in rhyme with beautiful illustrations for ages 3—6 ¨ Easy learning and teaching ¨ Onomatopoeia for fun! Everything In The Garden Serves A … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 34 Comments