Tipperary Education and Training board as Adult Literacy and Learning Organiser in North Tipperary identify Family Learning as a growing element of the work that is guided by SOLAS Implementation Guidelines for good practice. It focusses on intergenerational learning and supports parents in their role as primary educators of their children. Parents often are conscious that they may not have the necessary skills for all the areas of support required. Their service provide supports in an informal way to parents to help them engage in fun and meaningful ways with their children’s learning.
Their new Grow It Forward initiative with the library service and ETB begins on the 5th May.
Introduction of Grow it Forward and the outline of the 6 weeks’ online
Parents are natural teachers – short video
Growing food and showing our children how to garden safely while having fun
Sharing books & reading together – short video
Collaboration with the library
Good soil and how to prepare soil for planting
Talking and learning together is important for logical thinking and vocabulary development- – short video
How to plant the seeds and what happens as they grow – process
Print is all around us – reading our environment – short video
Learning from the seed packet, compost bag, calendar, etc.
Everyday maths is practical – language of maths -– short video
Time for growing; seasons
How often do we water? How long does it take to grow?
Differentiate between seeds
There is at least a 4 week break between week 5 and week 6 to allow for seeds to grow. Week six is a celebration and chat about what we can harvest and what we have learned