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Early Childhood Education and Care Research

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What is Learning ALOUD about?

Storytelling as Pedagogy’ (stories told or read) is a valued educational tool. The Learning ALOUD programmes focus on storytelling as an instrument for supporting intellectual, social and emotional well-being. "Everyone, everywhere loves stories”. Therefore, we can agree that storytelling is indeed a universal language. Learning ALOUD explores the multiple benefits of books and oral storytelling for children and families.The website is a research base that advocates for storytelling and story reading as an instrument for supporting social, emotional and intellectual development.

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Childhood Education and Care

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Positionality

Holistic, Relational and Inclusive

About Learning Aloud

Two main aims...

To deliver storytelling programmes ‘Storytelling as Pedagogy’ in the pre-school and primary school setting to foster intellectual, social and emotional development.

To deliver Early Childhood Education and Care Courses to adults in the life-long learning/adult education sector.

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Children - Learning ALOUD will run storytelling programmes for children aged 4-12.

Families - We nurture and support children and families to learn through stories, discussion, exploration and play.

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Book Review: Talking is Not My Thing!

13th January 2023

Book Details Title: Talking is Not My Thing! Author and Illustrator: Rose Robbins Publisher: Scallywag Press Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Teaching in the early years is about letting children be curious, explore, ask questions and wonder about everything around them. For example, have…...

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Book Review: Peter Rabbit Tales – A Christmas Wish

24th November 2022

Book Details Title: Peter Rabbit Tales - A Christmas Wish Author: Beatrix Potter Publisher: Puffin Books Published: Penguin Random House Children's UK, London First Published: 2017 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Website: Peter Rabbit Introduction It is that time of year again, children are…...

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Book Review: Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice

2nd November 2022

Book Details Title: Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice: A Reflective Guide for Early Years Practitioners Author: Tina Bruce, Dr. Lynn McNair, and Jane Whinnett Publisher: Routledge, United Kingdom Pages: 219 ISBN: 978-0-367-24590-0 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Introduction Since 2014,…...

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Book Review: Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers

14th October 2022

Book Details Title: Essential Skills for Early Career Researchers Author: Joseph Roche Role: Researcher and lecture at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Publisher: Sage Publications United Kingdom Pages: 189 ISBN: 978-1-5264-9023-0 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Introduction In response to the unanswered question of how…...

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Exposure to books and stories and active participation in storytelling help children to make sense of their ever evolving world.

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