Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Does The Moon Affect Mood?

My theme this week is the moon. It was full on Tuesday and kicked off the New Year. Poets, painters, musicians, artists, philosophers and psychologists have always been fascinated with our nearest … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · 6 Comments

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