Literacy program going for a song
CLAREMONT parents are being encouraged to bring their children to the Claremont Community Hub and Library on Friday, May 27 for singing and dancing as part of the Sing with Me launch.
Part of a State Library of WA initiative aimed at encouraging early literacy through song in the home environment, the pilot program complements the Baby Rhyme Time and Storytime sessions held at the Claremont Community Hub and Library.
Claremont Mayor Jock Barker urged parents and caregivers of children about two years of age to come along to the launch.
“Toddlers are at such a pivotal stage in their development, it is important to keep them interested,” he said.
“The Sing with Me program focuses on early language development by engaging children through the use of action-based songs and rhymes.”
During the launch, children will be entertained by children’s performer Rebecca Flanagan, as well as have the chance to win giveaway packs.
“The packs include an Australian children’s picture book, a nursery rhyme activity booklet, CD and magnet, and information for parents about reading with their child,” Mr Barker said.