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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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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.

Our customers

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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A Busy & Exciting Month

8th March 2023

I started February off by submitting an abstract (fingers crossed) for the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 2023 conference in Lisbon, which is taking place from August 30th to September 2nd. This year’s theme is Children’s Curiosity, Agency and Participation: Challenges for Professional Action and Development 2023.eeceraconference.org. Now,…...

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Book Review: Frankie’s World

13th February 2023

Book Details Title: Frankie's World Author: Aoife Dooley Publisher: Euston House Place of Publication: United Kingdom Published: 2022 Pages: 258 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Age Range: 10-15 Theme: Autism, Humour, Relationships, Fitting in, Accepting yourself This new book by Aoife Dooley, Frankie’s World,…...

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

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