Young Ballymun

Our Story Sacks programme returned online

While we all miss our face to face groups, having story sacks online meant parents and families got the opportunity to have children involved in creation of their story sacks projects, further building on strengthening the relationship between parents and children. Story Sacks ran online …

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The Hug Your Book© Programme

The Hug Your Book© Programme is a family literacy evidence-based programme for parents developed by Lána McCarthy (lana@youngballymun.org)  for Youngballymun.  It can be delivered by Adult Literacy Tutors, Speech and Language Therapists, Home School Community Liaison Teachers, Early Years Practitioners, basically anyone with an understanding …

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Youngballymun is currently researching parental engagement

The Irish Research Council is currently funding Lána McCarthy through their Employment Based Programme in partnership with Trinity College, Dublin and Youngballymun to complete a four-year PhD study. The research is an exploration into the multiple perspectives of parents and practitioners on parental engagement strategies …

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Youngballymun hosts another successful Oral Language Forum

The Oral Language Forum was held online on Tuesday the 9th of November. Over twenty practitioners from HSE Speech and language Therapy Departments,   school principals and Home School Community liaison Teachers, Early Years Practitioners, Adult Literacy educators and Members of the ABC consortium attended. For this forum, Aoife O’Shea and Pauline Frizelle presented …

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“Every baby is different and has many ways to tell us what they would like us to do. The NBO provides the baby with a ‘voice’” Dr. T. Berry Brazelton In December 2020, Youngballymun funded two of its own staff and two staff from the …

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Youngballymun working remotely

Hi there, the language and literacy team of Youngballymun are, like most people in Ireland, currently working from home. Our work specifically includes working with parents to support them to develop their children’s literacy skills using the evidence based Balanced Literacy Framework and the Family …

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