book week!
bellarine kids

 Book Week 2012 :
Saturday 18 – Friday 24 August

Reading is one of the most important skills to learn.
It’s a requirement for almost all aspects of life and is certainly a
major focus of early school education.
The earlier children are exposed to literacy and pre-reading concepts,
the more prepared they are to tackle the challenge of learning to read successfully.
They settle into their first year of school with greater ease and confidence
and tend to jump ahead in leaps and bounds.
Road to Reading is a program designed to introduce literacy to
pre-school children in fun, exciting and meaningful ways.
Small group sessions are held for children between the ages of 2 – 6 years old.
Through stories, songs, games and activities, children learn letters/sounds,
sight words and develop an understanding of how books and text work.
The feedback from parents has been so positive – book your free trial session now!
Where & When
Mondays - Torquay Uniting Church, 27 Anderson Street, Torquay   
Perhaps the most important thing is to have fun
– a happy and engaged child will be a better learner.
Increase your child’s vocabulary.
It can help them when they are ready to learn to read.
Remember, literacy begins with speaking and listening.
Read daily, taking the time to discuss pictures and themes.
Make connections between the stories and your child’s life.
For further tips take a look at our blog!
Kate's favourite books:
It’s almost too hard to answer, as every book can be a valuable learning resource!
In our house with 2 and 4 year old boys,
we love ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen,
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Grug books by Ted Prior and a great
set of rhyming books called ‘The Amazing Machines Truckload Of Fun’ by Tony Mitton.
Our bookshelves are overflowing but not all of them are award winners.
Some of the best have been scoured from school fetes and garage sales.
Remember - don’t judge a book by its cover! 


Ocean Grove Costume Hire

Open after school this Monday-Thursday!
4-6.30pm for kids/teachers to find a costume.
Kids cost between $10-$15
Teachers special is $20-$25.

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T: 0432 898 648 or 03 5255 3555


Visit the Children's Book Week Storytime Sessions at Geelong Regional Libraries
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