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New website to help young kids with literacy

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 08/09/2014. New website to help young kids with literacyTags: Parenting Teachers

Today is International Literacy Day. To mark the date, the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) have launched a new website to support their literacy programme, Doodle Den,

Doodle Den is an innovative after school programme to improve children’s literacy. The programme targets senior infant children in a disadvantaged community and provides them with 4.5 hours of additional teaching and fun classroom activities a week across the school year to improve reading and comprehension skills. To-date, the programme has been delivered in nine schools in Tallaght, six in Limerick, one in Carlow and one in Ballyfermot.

To make the programme more widely available, the CDI has launched their new website,, On visiting the website, children and their parents can work through phonics, sight words and writing activities.

CDI CEO Marian Quinn said: “To mark International Literacy Day (September 8th) we want to highlight the importance of targeted children’s literacy progammes.

“It is essential that these supports are available. We know that this is one of the most powerful and cost effective tools we can provide to overcome disadvantage and strengthen communities.

I encourage families to visit and have fun engaging with literacy skills.”


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