Friday, 4 May 2012

CyMAL early years and rhyme time courses

What a lovely time I had in Wrexham on Wednesday and Thursday. I was giving two pilot early years courses for CyMAL (Museum Libraries and Archives Wales). The first was on effective library provision for babies and young children, with a particular focus on language and literacy development and ways to support it. The delegates were fantastic, and there were masses of great ideas shared. Yesterday was devoted to rhyme times, with again a fabulous group. It was wonderful to explore every aspect of successful practice. In the afternoon everyone delivered a rhyme, complete with props, which was inspiring. It was fascinating that no two people had the same style. All used different, and very creative, methods to engage audiences. I can’t wait to deliver the courses again in Carmarthen next week, and for the roll-out of the training across Wales.

Many thanks to all the delegates on both courses, and to everyone who shared their expertise as I put the training together. Enfield Library Service was brilliant. The photo shows a toddler time there.

If you are interested, here are details about my early years library courses, and my rhyme time training.