Literacy on the Loose: Supports for Families at home

Literacy on the Loose:  Supports for Families at home

Webinar Thursday 23rd April at 4pm and youtube videos


from School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Marino Institute of Education and Limerick&Clare ETB


Ann Devitt, Colm Ross, Jennifer Liston, Noirin Hayes,

Mary Flanagan, Jennifer O’Sullivan, ClaraMaria Fiorentini

In this COVID world, families are at home together working, learning and managing as best they can in difficult circumstances.  For UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April, we are celebrating and highlighting the opportunities in the every day lives of families for parents to support young children learning to read and write.

We have produced 7 short videos on how families can support young children with their literacy during the school shutdown.

They will be available from Thursday for all to see and share on the TCD Youtube playlist “Literacy on the Loose”

Join us for the webinar on Thursday at 4 here: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Check out the videos here: –

Share your own videos on Twitter with the hashtag #LiteracyOnTheLoose

Dr Devitt and Dr Ross’s work on this is part of the Family Digital Literacy project, a collaboration with NALA and funded by the Irish Research Council.  #FamilyLiteracyTCD @LoveIrishResearch @NALAIreland

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You might not be able to ask questions in the Q&A space but you can email questions to, we will try to answer in the session or after.


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