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Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries celebrate joint working for the future by hosting Book Swap for World Book Day 2016!!

REPRO FREE Molly May O'Sullivan (3) from An Cliabhain Creche, Ballypheane Community Centre pictured at the launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

 

REPRO FREE Molly May O'Sullivan (3) from An Cliabhain Creche, Ballypheane Community Centre pictured at the launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision


The launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

REPRO FREE Molly May O'Sullivan (3) from An Cliabhain Creche, Ballypheane Community Centre pictured at the launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

REPRO FREE Molly May O'Sullivan (3) from An Cliabhain Creche, Ballypheane Community Centre pictured at the launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

REPRO FREE Molly May O'Sullivan (3) from An Cliabhain Creche, Ballypheane Community Centre pictured at the launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The launch of a joint Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries initiative for World Book Day. To celebrate Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries will host a Book Swap on World Book Day, March 3rd.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries have announced a citywide book swap surrounding World Book Day which takes place on March 3rd.

 

Children across the city are invited to bring a book they no longer read to their crèche, preschool or school, over the coming weeks and on World Book Day they will go home with a ‘new’ swapped book.

 

This initiative is being coordinated by Happy Talk and Cork City Libraries, who are working together with children’s education settings to promote reading and early literacy and language skills.

 

Happy Talk Co-ordinator Aoife O’Shea said the language development project is delighted to partner with Cork City Libraries to promote the Right to Read Campaign.

 

“This a common sense way that we can promote children’s reading at no cost to families. I would therefore encourage all educational settings to get involved in organising a swap. We have resources available to explain how to organise it effectively.

 

“We are also encouraging parents to support their child to take part. Parents themselves could organise a book swap at a birthday party and sports clubs could also get involved. It’s never too early to start with books.”

 

Resources to support the initiative are on the Happy Talk section of the Cork City Partnership website, the Happy Talk Facebook page, or direct from Aoife O’Shea at aoshea@partnershipcork.ie

 

Happy Talk is a language development project that works with children aged 0-6 in Cork City. An evaluation of the Happy Talk programme between 2011 and 2013 identified improvements of 15% in language skills among Junior Infant children.

Click on the below images for more information!

Book Swap Poster:

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Book Swap Flyer:

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How to Host a Book Swap:

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Letter for Settings to Accompany book Swap Pack:

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 Talking The Talk

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Talk: an innovative project designed to improve the language and learning skills of children aged 0-6.

Aims

To improve the language and learning skills of children aged 0-6 age in the Glen and Mayfield areas.

To support and develop parents capacity to support children’s language development.

To create a whole community approach to language.

To upskill early childhood care and education staff to support children’s language development.

To record, measure and evaluate the project.
The ‘Happy Talk’ Speech and Language Therapists work with  parents, childcare staff in crèches and pre-schools and teachers in the primary schools.  They provide ideas, strategies and support around language development.

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Join our mailing list! Become a Friend of Happy Talk by contacting Aoife at:
aoshea@partnershipcork.ie

 

‘Nibbles’ and ‘Twitch’, the ‘Happy Talk’ rabbit puppets are a popular aspect of the programme. Click on the orange circle to hear the rap the senior infants created with Garry McCarthy (GMC).

 

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Junior Infants Programme (4-5 Years)

Pre-School Programme (3-4 Years)

Creche Programme (18 Months to 3 Years)

Children Aged 0-2 Years

Family Learning

Happy Talk Resources

Evaluation

Useful Links


 

Contact Information:

Aoife O’Shea

‘Happy Talk’ Project Co-ordinator

Email: aoshea@partnershipcork.ie

Tel: 021 4302 310

Mob : 087-6440177

For competitions, photos and updates find Happy Talk on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-Talk/328587170595710?fref=ts

 


 

 

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