Story, play workshops at Little Library
DEVELOPING literacy skills is an essential foundation for children – a fact not lost on Gowrie Early Learning Centre Karawara.
Gowrie will launch a new initiative called Little Library Sessions next month – a free walk-in story and play time workshop for kids.
Gowrie representative Nate Draper said the organisation had offered play sessions in other shopping centres that had been very successful, with sometimes more than 100 attendees in a single day.
“That is a lot of people we can impact. Literacy is so important for speech development,” he said.
“We hope Little Library Sessions will be able to reach young children, including those who are not yet in school, and get them and their families used to reading.”
Little Library Sessions will include a book swap so residents can take books home and return them with the same or another second-hand novel.
Waterford Plaza is also running a backpack and school uniform drive for 20 local children enrolled at Manning and Curtin Primary schools.
Waterford Plaza centre manager Vivienne Steur said the centre ran the drive last year and it was a huge success in helping to get children who were hesitant to attend school.
Little Library Sessions will run the second Wednesday of each month from 10am to 11.30am at Waterford Plaza from February 14.
Nate Draper with Leo Anestoudis (2), centre manager Vivienne Steur and Gowrie representative Aimee Thomas with six-month-old Aurora Anestoudis.