Aistear & Your Local Library

06 February 2024 / News
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Aistear & Your Local Library - New Resources for Early Years Educators

dlrLibraries are delighted to launch a new series of resources specifically designed for Early Years Educators.  A new Story Sack collection and series of online videos aim to explore and create increased opportunities for early childhood educators to engage with their local library in support of their application of Aistear: The Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Education (2009).  We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Clara Fiorentini of the Marino Institute of Education in the research, design and delivery of these resources, all of which have been funded through the Creative Ireland programme.

The collection of 14 story sacks includes titles suitable for babies and older preschoolers as well as a number of titles in Irish.  Each contains a contemporary picture book as well as various extension resources to support the theme of the story sack with learning opportunities mapped to the Aims and Learning Goals of the Aistear Curriculum Framework.  The Story Sacks are available for loan to Early Years Educators in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area in possession of a Teacher’s card. 

The accompanying series of three videos designed and presented by Clara Fiorentini discuss various themes relating to play-based learning, literacy and children’s literature.  These are Aistear and Your Local LibraryChoosing and Using Texts, and Aistear & Emergent Literacy Development.  These videos are available at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCFdEA0Kr5po5veqWIs8dPZ5zb2b79HJR

To find out more about these resources, please contact libraryculture@dlrcoco.ie.

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