Early years intervention is an innovative, shared reading programme for children aged 2-5 with their parents and carers.

Use literature to build relationships

We use stories and poems to empower young children and their carers to express their opinions with confidence.

Together, we build on the ideas in the literature to spark conversations. The process strengthens relationships between children and carers and inspires a genuine connection with literature. 

Nurturing our Little Legends

Based on the Little Legends Reading Rooms model, we bring reading to life for children.

It's lots of fun and gives children a love of books that will last a lifetime.


Verbal communication activates the brain. It stimulates language in story, song, poetry, words, and riddles.


Build a conversation. Explore new stories. Express yourself. Find new meanings. It's exciting!


It's like a movie in your mind. Freedom to explore, find new worlds, meet new people.


Have fun! Playfulness builds strong connections and improves non-verbal communication


Our brains work best when we are with other people. We pay attention to each other, with respect and kindness.

Find out more and get involved

The Early years intervention programme takes place in family hubs, pre-schools, and community groups throughout the Derry and Strabane District Council area. 

Whether you are a parent, a carer, or an organisation that would benefit from the programme, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at Verbal