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
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
Dance mats with flashing lights were previously used to teach deaf and hard of hearing kids to dance, but sub-woofers, as used at Rochester School for Deaf Students in the US, are definitely a step into the future. Sub-woofers are typically used to enhance music in a dancing environment, but in this case are placed
Note: Deaf children in Ireland access digital hearing-devices since this article was written in 2010, increasing their participation in vocal singing, dancing and performances they may previously have been excluded from or found difficult to access. Dance can teach deaf children spoken language Children learn spoken language via dance (Heuser Academy) and Dance program for
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.
More and more deaf students are being taught in third-level classes, some mainstream and others not. Here, Sinead Quealy, from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), shares her experience of teaching a group of adult deaf students. Her experience may help lecturers who teach deaf students. I taught adults for three years in Waterford City VEC. During
Kiddie Care Supplies is a Carlow-based business which retails toys, art & craft supplies, books, Montessori equipment and more for children up to 6 years or older. Many items we offer are tactile or visual, with bright, vibrant colours, labels and descriptions. Children learn by association and have more fun if this process is stimulating and interesting. For
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