Kids guide back as a small book

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Phoebe Pin

Copies of the new KB Kids Stuff Di­rec­tory are now avail­able, fol­low­ing the launch of the up­dated re­source on Mon­day.

Par­ent­ing Con­nec­tion WA funded the pro­ject with sup­port from the State Gov­ern­ment, al­low­ing Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der fam­i­lies to ac­cess the lat­est in­for­ma­tion about health care, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity ser­vices in the city.

Di­rec­tory con­tent pro­ducer Sarah Hinton ap­plied to Angli­care WA for a grant to as­sist in up­dat­ing the 2012 edi­tion of the book­let and said much of the in­for­ma­tion in the re­source had not been eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble on­line.

“It was ac­tu­ally re­ally dif­fi­cult to get that in­for­ma­tion and not all the in­for­ma­tion I found on­line was cor­rect or up to date,” she said.

Sur­veys con­ducted by Par­ent­ing Con­nec­tion WA also re­vealed that many par­ents pre­ferred hav­ing a hard copy of the di­rec­tory rather than hav­ing to ac­cess the in­for­ma­tion through a mo­bile app.

“They used to have it as an app but peo­ple have all come back say­ing they want a hard copy,” Ms Hinton said.

“They want it to fit in the nappy bag or in the pram or in the car or even just to have in a drawer at home be­cause they just prefer hav­ing that hard copy to re­fer to.

Printed copies of the KB Kids Stuff Di­rec­tory are avail­able from the Par­ent­ing Con­nec­tion WA and Angli­care WA of­fices at Lotteries House on Wil­son Street.

The re­source is also avail­able as a down­load from the City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der web­site.

Pic­ture: Tori O'Con­nor

Par­ent­ing Con­nec­tion WA co-or­di­na­tor Bev Pack and con­tent pro­ducer Sarah Hinton.

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