During the fourth transnational meeting, held in Palermo on 9 and 10 January 2020, the 3MR project partners finalized the last details for the training course on reading aloud for children from 0 to 6 years old that will start in February 2020. The course will be addressed to early childhood educators (even if still students) and volunteers working in education.

In two days, the partners tackled different aspects of the project: from the dissemination of the outputs through, but not limited to, the website and the Facebook page to the monitoring and evaluation methods to be applied during the testing of the course.

Each institution also presented the adaptations made to the curriculum to bring it closer to the Belgian, Romanian, Estonian and Italian national context. The group deepened the online tools that will be used by professionals (kindergarten teachers, librarians, volunteers, etc.) and parents during the training. Lastly, they decided the contents of the video interviews that will be filmed at the end of the course and that will include the participants’ opinions.

3MR, standing for Making the Most of the Magic of Reading, is a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2: Strategic partnerships |School. The project aims to increase the early literacy skills of children, especially those from culturally less advantaged backgrounds, by preparing professionals involved in early childhood education and parents to engage in reading aloud to children and in book-sharing practices in order to reduce the literacy gap among children from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

The partnership is composed by 4 institutions, 1 university and 3 associations:

For further information, please contact vidjaya.thelen@danilodolci.org