Gàidhlig nan Òg
Gàidhlig nan Òg will provide parents/carers and early years practitioners with an abundance of themed resources to help use Gaelic in the home and early years settings in a functional yet fun way.
Gàidhlig nan Òg features a series of presentations to teach words and phrases plus supporting sound files, illustrations, songs, stories and activities, as well as a guidance document with suggestions on how best to use the resource.
Although aimed at early years practitioners for their day-to-day interactions with children aged 0-5, Gàidhlig nan Òg will also support adult learners, including those who are completely new to Gaelic, and parents wanting to support their children on their Gaelic journey, regardless of whether the parent is a beginner learner, more advanced or fluent.
The resource is presented in themes, including the face and body, numbers, colours, daily routines, the weather, animals and pets, outdoor learning, topical themes such as Halloween and Christmas, and nursery rhymes and traditional songs.
It also contains a simple document that early years practitioners and parents/carers may want to use to record observations.
The resource has been produced by experienced educationalist Jackie Mullen and Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig.
Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig
Stòrlann is a limited company with charitable status whose main aim is to co-ordinate the production and distribution of curriculum materials for Gaelic education. It was formed in 1999 by the Scottish Executive and since then its size and output have grown considerably. Stòrlann receives grant funding from the Scottish Government and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Stòrlann has 17 employees based in Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, Skye, Inverness, Kinross and Dumbarton.
Stòrlann undertakes a range of key functions within the Gaelic Learning sector including:
- The creation of high-quality Gaelic resources for distribution to early years education providers, primary schools, secondary schools and lifelong learning groups. The Stòrlann programme is based directly on resource needs as identified by teachers, staff and learners. The organisation’s approach to strategic planning, funding and implementation is supported by appropriate organisations such as Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Education Scotland, Education Authorities, Scottish Government and SQA.
- Development of Gaelic terminology for use in Gaelic resources, assessment documents and reference materials, across a range of subjects and curriculum levels
- On the ‘Home/School Community’ front, Stòrlann has a strong relationship with parents and supports this important interface through social media and engagement via several websites including Gaelic4Parents.com