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What are learning stories?

Learning stories are a form of documentation of your child's learning, they can include written text, pictures, videos, conversations, paintings and much more. Learning stories allow your childs teachers to show children's abilities and interests through storytelling.

According to Aistear, the Irish Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, documentation of children's learning can be used by teachers to celebrate progress and achievement and plan the next steps in learning. Documentation also enables the adult and/or children to share information with parents. This can help parents to build on children’s out-of-home experiences while at home, and so make learning more enjoyable and successful. In the case of some children, documentation provides critical information in helping to identify special educational needs, in putting appropriate supports in place, and in reviewing the impact of these interventions" (Aistear, 2009).

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