Lit­er­acy pro­gram go­ing for a song

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.

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