Information evening on supporting literacy for children

Mayo County Childcare Committee (MCCC ) welcomes Inez Bailey of the National Adult Literacy Association (NALA ) and Eleanor O’Toole of the Mayo Library service to speak at an information evening for parents on the topic of supporting young children’s literacy and numeracy skills. The evening will be held in the Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, on Tuesday October 23, from 7.30pm to 9pm, and there is no charge.

Inez Baileyfrom NALA will introduce parents on the night to the national literacy campaign currently under way which aims to encourage parents to engage their children in the fun and learning of literacy and numeracy skills. She will provide easy to use parental tips, guide parents through the newly launched web site www.helpmykidlearn.ie and be there to answer any individual questions parents may have.

Eleanor O’Toole from the Mayo Library Service will make a presentation outlining the many literacy services available to parents for their children in the county wide library network.

The information is primarily aimed at parents with children from birth to 12 tears old, however, if you have children older than this the information will still be of relevance to you.

Mayo CCC will also be there to host the evening and to answer any questions parents may have regarding any of the three national childcare programmes.

Booking for this event is essential. You can book a place by contacting Mary Conway at [email protected] / [email protected]. or by phone at 094 904 7010.

 

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