31 Jan, 2015

Early education: You’re never too young to get a start in the arts

The Irish Times | Sara Keating | Jan 27 2015

Before children become literate, music, painting, crafts and drama can give them powerful tools for communication and development

Artist Helen Barry works with young children at Wee CareThomas Johnston is a traditional musician and educational specialist. By day he works at St Patrick’s College, researching diversity in music education by documenting primary-school children’s experience of music in the classroom. In his spare time he works directly with an even younger demographic: infants and toddlers aged up to four.