Early-years technology “awakens the imagination and fosters the cognitive development of young children”, while developing early literacy skills in children who may not have a language-rich home environment, according to Remake Learning, the blog of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network. Read: How Early Years Innovators Are Changing The Tech Game Best of all, parents and caregivers
Imaginosity (Dublin Childrens’ Museum) and IDK are hosting a book-reading for all children aged 4 to 9 at Imaginosity, on October 14th at 4pm. Children attending the reading of “A Birthday For Ben“, access Imaginosity’s child-centred, educational and interactive museum space for creative play. During Imaginosity’s Festival of Stories, its Super Saver Rate for school groups
When taking state examinations, deaf students often wonder if they are “on the right track” in giving examiners what is needed to gain exam points. Here’s a website by a teacher of Leaving Cert English, with advice. Reading these points with a parent or teacher may be beneficial to deaf students. Leaving Certificate English – Help
IDK was invited by the Arts Council to attend its Future Arts: FYI 2010 event for youngsters aged 15 to 23, in Dublin (March 27 – 29, 2010). Our role was to give a ‘hearing’ angle to the young delegates at the weekend’s discussions and workshops. This included basic hearing-awareness, explaining how Speedtext & ISL
In February 2010, The Sunday Business Post interviewed Kate Gaynor from Special Stories and IDK’s Caroline Carswell about their book, “A Birthday For Ben”. The two-page feature in the SBP’s Agenda Magazine can be read as two colour pages (PDF files) on these links: (1) Page 24 (2) Page 25 or by enlarging the image
Update: Owing to the volume of seasonal festivities on Saturday, December 5th, IDK and Helium are postponing the sessions until late January. We apologise for any inconvenience. On December 5 2009, IDK and Helium will host another Learning Language is Fun! creative play session at the RuaRed arts centre in Tallaght, Dublin. Helium artist, Margot
Here’s a short bio for Karen Quirke, whose illustrations feature in the IDK children’s book, “A Birthday For Ben“. Karen Quirke was born in Dublin, Ireland and currently lives in Malahide, Co. Dublin. She was educated at St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls in Cabra, Dublin, Roslyn Park College and Killester College of Further Education.