Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September - a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
One Day One Choir has been set up to support this day, and Jo Jingles is taking part by singing songs in our classes during the week around the 21st September.
The benefit for parents of engaging in structured parent-infant activities compared to a control group: An exploratory study
The University of Manchester conducted research into the impact of attending structured parent-infant activities. Parents completed questionnaires at three time points, and this short summary reports the initial finding from Time 1 and Time 2.
University of Liverpool and Plymouth University conducting research into bilingual toddler development.
Michele Gallen of the University of Liverpool is working in partnership with Plymouth University on a Bilingual Toddler Study.
She is now looking for families with a child or children under the age of 2 years who are being brought up in a bilingual environment.
If you would like to get involved with the study please go to the website https://www.psy.plymouth.ac.uk/UKBilingualToddlers.
The study only takes a few minutes to complete and can be completed on line.
“Sharon brought Jo Jingles into our nursery (Rathcoole Nursery Unit, Northern Ireland) once every month for the full school year. Her visits soon became a highlight for the 53 children. Before long Jo Jingles was permeating every aspect of the nursery curriculum. It encouraged the children in the development of their physical skills, listening and language skills and self confidence. Further more the use of Jo Jingles raised the self esteem of even the quietest most withdrawn children. Most of all such a positive impact on our nursery was achieved in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment for every child and, of course, the staff! Sharon, thank you for your hard work and for making such a difference."
Carol - Rathcoole Nursery Unit, 29th June 2009