Dr Niamh Clune

Children's author

I am doing what I love most: writing children's books. As a child, learning new words was a delicious delight. Tasting them roll around my tongue, practicing pronunciation, then trotting them out whenever possible, made me feel very clever indeed. Children of today are no different. They love saying new-really-difficult-to-pronounce words, (useful for spells or superheroes). So, I prefer not to censor broader vocabulary. I believe we should never 'talk down' to shapers-of-the-future but encourage them always to think their best and realise their astonishing potential.

If pushed to blow my own trumpet (better than blowing someone else's and which, will only happen when forced to sell something), I would say I write modern children's classics: content rich with great vocabulary and little gems of wisdom ~ keepsakes to accompany our little cherubs company into adulthood. I hope you and your children will enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them.

With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D Learning Through The Imagination. http://www.drniamh.co.uk
Why Children Love Playing

Why Children Love Playing Superhero

Is it a man? Is it a bird? No! Mums ~ It's a Superhero! Whoosh! And our small, caped crusading Superman (sorry, mixing him up with Batman... NANA!!!) just flew past with tea-towel outstretched and wrapped about him, on his way to save the world, defeat the bad guys, and rescue a dog from an exploding volcano.
15/09/2015 11:47 BST
Does Your Child Have Enough Time to

Does Your Child Have Enough Time to Daydream?

Daydreaming is much more important than we realise. It is nature's way of allowing the psyche to catch up with itself. If we are always in a state of 'doing' rather than simply 'being,' we are constantly receiving a plethora of impressions and information ~ all of which needs processing.
10/08/2015 11:54 BST