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Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN as young as 18 months can en­joy a fun half hour at New­ton Pri­mary School as part of a weekly lit­er­ary pro­gram. Tales for Tots gives pre-school chil­dren and their par­ents the chance to en­joy a book, sing rhymes, colour and play with blocks and Lego. New­ton Pri­mary School chap­lain Sheba Thomas said the pro­gram en­cour­aged early lit­er­acy and lis­ten­ing skills. “The chil­dren en­joy the singing and play­ing to­gether,” she said. “Hav­ing this pro­gram in the pri­mary school en­cour­ages fa­mil­iar­ity be­tween the chil­dren; they may go to the same class in the fu­ture so they would know each other. “It de­vel­ops their lis­ten­ing skills, helps them to sit still for a few min­utes, in­ter­act with the in­for­ma­tion re­ceived from the story, colour then sing and play to­gether.” The ses­sion runs Mon­day from 9am to 9.30am.

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