Counting on Stories

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Counting on Stories
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Stillorgan Library
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18th Oct 2019


10.30 to 12.30pm


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Event Description

Counting on Stories
Training event for early years practitioners
dlr LexIcon Friday 18th October,10.30 to 12.30pm
Through creative thinking and experiential learning, this practical workshop looks at how picture books, traditional stories, action songs and play can be utilised to help children understand key mathematical concepts. The workshop complements the Aistear curriculum for Early Numeracy and is aimed at Early Year Practitioners. 
Participants will learn about:
• How picture books and traditional storytelling can be used as a rich exploration of patterns, sequencing and colour 
• How action songs and rhymes encourage a growing awareness of rhythm in language and foster creative, fun based learning in respect of early numeracy
• How practitioners and educators can use story worlds to promote problem solving skills in children alongside exploration of opposites and shapes. The practitioners and workers develop imaginative skills in representing the key themes of a story and how they link to early mathematical concepts
• How using interactive games from the past and present stimulate imagination and more fun based learning around concepts such as directions and sorting through, both individually and as part of a wider group.
Barbara Coughlan is an innovative Montessori Teacher and Children’s librarian who has worked internationally.  She holds an MA in Theatre Studies which she readily incorporates into her work with children, building confidence and nurturing creativity with ease. Barbara has a passion for literacy and has varied experience of designing and delivering a range of workshops to children, families and professionals, including the award winning Ready2Read.   
There is no charge for this workshop but booking is essential.  Places are limited to 45.
Bookings, by email only, to 
This workshop is part of our 123ABC Programme in dlr Libraries and has been part funded by The Department of Rural and Community Affairs and The Dormant Accounts Fund under the Library Supports for Marginalised, Socially Excluded and Disadvantaged Communities.

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