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Limerick children urged to read for World Book Day

first_imgFacebook Senior Infant pupils Zo‘e Hanley and Jay O’Sullivan from St John’s girls and infant boys school in Cathedral Place who take part in the Doodle Den literacy programme.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senior Infant pupils Zo‘e Hanley and Jay O’Sullivan from St John’s girls and infant boys school in Cathedral Place who take part in the Doodle Den literacy programme.CHILDREN in Limerick are being encouraged to take part in some fun reading this week as part of World Book Day, which takes place this Thursday, March 3.The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI), which coordinates a literacy programme in six schools across Limerick, have urged teachers, parents and children to get involved.CDI Speech and Language therapist Michelle Quinn outlined useful tips for Limerick parents to encourage their children’s reading.“It’s never too early to start. Share books them with your child for at least 10 minutes each day. Ask for books as presents for your child’s birthday or Christmas. Join the local library and you’ll never be short of books,” Michelle explained.She also pointed out that what works to get children’s interest also varies according to their age.“Children in Junior Infants like books about everyday things, story books about adventures, alphabet books, counting books, non-fiction books about insects or dinosaurs or imaginative books – about fairies. While children at crèche stage like small books that fit into their hands, books with simple rhymes, flap books and books about everyday things, clothes, animals and toys.“Preschool children often like books that tell stories about children and also nursery rhyme books. When reading talk about the book. With smaller children this may be pointing out pictures while it would be pointing out words with older children,” she said.CDI are also encouraging parents and children to use www.doodleden.ie, a fun website for 5-6 years olds with interactive language and number games.World Book Day resource packs are available at www.worldbookday.com Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSChildhood Development Initiative (CDI)limerickWorld Book Day NewsLocal NewsLimerick children urged to read for World Book DayBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 1059 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLimerick plays host to film industry eventNext articleIrish Cancer Society appeal to Limerick businesses to support Daffodil Day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img

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