On Friday we brought out Junior Infants along with their parents to Lucan Library as part of our CLOVER project. We took a Double Decker bus, which the children absolutely loved.
When we got there, Laura the librarian told us all about the different types of books available to borrow and showed us the lovely area especially for children. Again, she spoke about the benefits of reading to children every day. The parents then found a nice little quiet spot and read to small groups of children. Children Love Reading!! At the end of the session, every child was presented with their very own CLOVER certificate.
If you are not a member of the library, but would like to be, all you need is a photo ID and a utility bill to join. Everything is FREE!
We hope that our parents and our children keep up the great habit of reading every day together, and that they visit our local library as often as they can.
Check out the gallery for more pictures of the trip.
The CLOVER project (children learn on very early reading) is a literacy scheme we run in Esker ETNS, to promote reading with your child, the importance of books, and to give your child the love of reading. Every child was given a ClOVER pack. This contained two story books, a colouring book, crayons, and a worksheet. A big thank you to South Dublin County Council for funding the books for us!!
We have had some great parents in with the children reading all different types of stories to the children. The children were really excited every Tuesday for the story session with our brilliant parents. Thank you to all who took part, your participation in school really will make a difference to your child in a positive way.
We are looking forward to our trip to Lucan Library to show the children and parents the wonderful free services available to us all in the community.
There is no greater gift you can give to your child than the love of reading.