Doodle Den

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Doodle Den is an after-school literacy programme targeted at children aged 5 to 6 years of age in senior infant class. The programme  focuses on improving children’s literacy through  a wide range of activities, it has a child, parent, and family component, and places a strong emphasis on parental engagement.

We are currently delivering Doodle Den with 255 children in 17 groups in schools and community centres located in Tallaght, Carlow and Dublin City Centre.

The programme has been found to not only improve children’s literacy, but also their school attendance, family library use, family reading and children’s social skills.

We also have a website with lots of games and activities that children aged five and six can enjoy with the help of a parent or other adult.   Check out 

Click here to download to download Doodle Den Implementation Guide

Evaluation Report and Policy Brief

Case Study

About the Doodle Den programme

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