Monday, December 15, 2008

School Holiday Reading

The long summer holidays are coming for those of us here in Australia and many parents are often at a loss for ideas to keep the kids occupied. Also, for those of you with children who are in the early stages of learning to read at school or preschool may be worried about the effect the long break may have on your child's reading. One solution is to check out your local library.

Many libraries run programs in the summer holidays for preschool and junior primary students that are based around making reading fun, and often include craft activities. The libraries in my local council, City of Stirling, are running two different programs in December and January at each of their libraries. So take your kids down for some good old fashioned educational fun, and enjoy an hour or so to read a book (or a magazine) for yourself in some undisturbed peace and quiet!!

Christmas Crackers:

Special Christmas time storytelling with Storyteller Don Smith - suitable for preschool and junior primary aged children

Tuesday 16th December:
10.30 - 11.15am at Dianella Library

Wednesday 17th December:
10.00 - 10.45am at Mirrabooka Library
1.30 - 2.15pm at Osborne Library

Thursday 18th December:
10.45 - 11.30am at Scarborough Library
1.30 - 2.15pm at Karrinyup Library

Friday 19th December:
10.30 - 11.15am at Inglewood Library

Kite Making

A talk and a short workshop on kite making techniques with Mike Alvarez - includes creating your own kite. Children must be over 6 years old, and bookings are required.

Monday 5th January:
1.30 - 2.30pm at Dianella Library

Wednesday 7th January:
10.30 - 11.30am at Karrinyup Library

Friday 9th January:
10.00am - 11.00am at Mirrabooka Library

Monday 12th January:
10.30 - 11.30am at Osborne Library

Tuesday 13th January:
1.30 - 2.30pm at Scarborough Library

Thursday 15th January:
1.30 - 2.30pm at Inglewood Library

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