Talk and read with your children

14 September 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on Talk and read with your children|

MOONAH Primary School recently launched the ‘Bouncing Back – Talk and Ready Project’ for families enrolled in Launch into Learning and kindergarten.

As part of the COVID-19 recovery for the early years, the Department of Education has developed a ‘talk and read’ pack for young students, which included practical resources to talk, read and play every day.

“The Talk and Read Bags are an exciting new initiative that will build on the partnerships that have been formed between families and schools,” local Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer said.

“The Tasmanian Government understands that investing in the first 1000 days of a child’s life can set them up for the brightest future possible, especially for those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.

“I was delighted to visit Moonah Primary School to see first-hand the positive impact this initiative will have on students who were very excited to receive their books and read them.”

Across the state, Talk and Read Bags will be passed on from schools to 7,800 families from Launch into Learning and Learning in Families Together programs.

Child and family centres, early childhood intervention services and libraries will also receive a range of these materials to share with their families.

Families will receive a calico bag with a range of early years materials.

This includes a picture book, tips for talking and reading with your child, picture poster for talking, finding and storytelling, tip sheet with practical ideas on how to use a ball for play and learning, and wellbeing in the early years information for parents.

The Bouncing Back – Talk and Read Project aims to engage and support families of children from birth to kindergarten with key learning at home messages about talking and reading.

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