The Learning Together Programme can be used to share key ideas and activities with parents/carers and their children during drop-in sessions. It can be used in new or existing drop-ins run in places where families already go, such as a local shopping centre, library or child health clinic, as well as 'Stay and Play' or 'Parent and Toddler' sessions in Family or Children’s Centres.
Through attending Peep drop-in sessions, parents and carers are supported to enhance their understanding about:
how adults can use the ORIM framework (Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction, Modelling) to support babies’ and young children’s learning
the importance of developing conversation, of talking and listening to babies and young children, and how adults can help
how to provide play opportunities which help babies’ and young children’s learning
how positive relationships help babies and young children feel good about themselves and want to learn
using numbers in everyday situations with babies and young children
how babies and young children make sense of their world through exploring and making choices
how adults can help babies’ and young children’s developing reading and writing skills through play and everyday activity together
how to help babies and young children develop a sense of order that will help them feel secure
how to share books, stories, rhymes and songs with babies and young children.
Peep drop-in sessions are a fun and accessible way to introduce parents/carers to the importance of singing and sharing books with their children, talking about everyday activities together, and positive and encouraging interactions.