Footy fun

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Footy colours were cel­e­brated last week at the Tatura Li­brary for Rhyme and Story Time.

The monthly ac­tiv­ity pro­vides chil­dren and their care­givers with the op­por­tu­nity to share and ex­pe­ri­ence the joy of read­ing.

‘‘It gets them ex­cited about books and read­ing and learn­ing, and singing is a great way to learn and prac­tise lan­guage,’’ Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries’ chil­dren’s li­brar­ian Emma Kennedy said.

Start­ing off with songs and rhymes, com­bined with ac­tions and danc­ing the chil­dren are able to ex­press them­selves through learn­ing about a par­tic­u­lar theme.

‘‘To­day we’re do­ing footy colours day, so we’re read­ing some foot­ball sto­ries and then we’ll do a craft ac­tiv­ity sup­port­ing that theme,’’ Ms Kennedy said.

The chil­dren dec­o­rated a pa­per foot­ball in their favourite foot­ball colours.

‘‘We’ll get them to dec­o­rate them with their foot­ball team’s colours or they can do rain­bow coloured foot­balls if they like, it’s all about hav­ing a bit of fun and work­ing with their par­ents and car­ers,’’ Ms Kennedy said.

I’ma lit­tle’’: Ruby gets ready to be­come a teapot.

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