18 SEPTEMBER 2023
AfLIA invites public and community library staff to participate in the 3rd Cohort of the Early Literacy development course. Early literacy development is the key to preparing children to learn how to read and get ready for academic achievement. Literacy rich environment such as public and community libraries can play critical roles in leading children to fall in love with reading and learning as part of early literacy development.
However, librarians and other library staff need to understand how to make the most of story hour and other early literacy programmes at the library, as well as how the look and feel of a library can aid in a child’s early literacy development.
AfLIA’s course on Early literacy development also provides pathways for African public and community libraries to create as well as have access to openly licensed resources in African local languages that are suitable for children. This is critical for most African children who learn to speak first in their different mother tongues and then get introduced to the official language of learning when they start formal education.
The virtual course will run from 10th October – 14th November, 2023 with a 90mins live session once a week, online interactions on the learning platform with librarians across Africa, and practical assignments that will lead participants to;
Click button below to register and join others from libraries across Africa. Certificates will be awarded to those who participate and to those who perform excellently in the course
11:59pm GMT on 5th October 2023