Free Brogha Nua workshop for early years workers

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
Town/Location: 
Arklow

Broga Nua: Free Having Fun with Irish Rhymes workshop
Aistear Theme: Communicating and Identity & Belonging

Wicklow County Childcare Committee is running a workshop aimed at assisting childcare providers to introduce the Irish Language with the use of simple action rhymes and songs. Some elements of the HighScope Education Through Movement Programme will be introduced and discussions around the background to the research on early bilingualism as well as provide simple tips and practical samples during the workshop.

Research shows conclusively that exposure to a second language in the early years has many intellectual and social benefits associated with it.

The workshop will cover the following:

- raise awareness of the importance of introducing a second language in the early years

- assist childcare providers in exploring simple Irish rhymes and games in Irish

- raise awareness of the Government’s 20 Year Strategy for the Irish language (2010-2030) which states: “Pre-school and non-formal learning are important dimensions of Irish language revitalisation.

All the research in this area has shown that it is easiest to acquire a new language in the earliest years”

Venue:

Arklow Bay Hotel, 19th April 7.30pm - 9pm

No of places: 20

To book a place on this FREE workshop please complete the online booking form:  http://www.wccc.ie/training/current-training-courses/enjoying-irish-with...