Language Explorers Early Years

Language Explorers

Language Explorers is Mother Tongues’ flagship programme for children in the early years.  The Language Explorers workshops have a strong focus on language development, parent-child communication and literacy. Workshops provide a high-quality creative experience for parents and their children based on storytelling, drama, visual arts and music. English or Irish speaking or multilingual, every family is welcome to our workshops!

all children get inspired to embrace different languages and cultures

bilingual children get an enhanced interest in their mother tongue

parents become more confident in using their mother tongue

the whole family benefits from an arts-based approach to language development and community building

What people say

We love the Language Explorers programme! It draws children's attention to languages in the environment and gives them the opportunity to explore language in a creative and fun way. For children who are bilingual or multilingual, it gives their home language a status in the classroom, it brings their language into everyday learning. The children further develop their sense of pride in their language and love to share it with others. For our staff, the workshops model good practice and help them to see that sharing home languages is positive, enriching and most importantly, very easy to do!
Éadaoin Kelly
Principal, St. Mary's Primary School, Dublin
Thank you so much for the really wonderful set of workshops you did for our school yesterday. The children thoroughly enjoyed their time with the ‘Language Explorers’ becoming aware of the variety of different languages spoken in our classrooms and being encouraged to embrace all languages positively! The teachers gave really great feedback and were very happy with the standard of the workshops and the level of involvement of the children. Everyone really enjoyed the day. Our school will definitely be in contact with you early in the new school year to discuss further ways we can collaborate with you all.
Aileen Lyons
Stanhope Street Primary School, Dublin

Language Explorers has been selected as one of the most impactful and scalable innovations in education for the HundrED Spotlight on Parental Engagement!

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