Benches Refurbished

A massive thank you to one of our parents, Mr Arkadiusz Nowrotek,  working with the school to organise for the Community Payback Team to assist us in refurbishing our playground benches.

Mr Paul Wilkie and his team will continue to help us refurbish playground features, including painting the stage area by the trim trail, power washing the roof of the  bike shelter and painting the picnic benches.

Read Aloud to your Child for 15 minutes a day

Children who are read aloud to by parents get a head start in language and literacy skills and go to school better prepared.

“Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emerging literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent,” concludes a review in this month’s Archives of Disease in Childhood.

In other words, reading that bedtime story may not only entertain and soothe Johnny, it may also develop his vocabulary, improve his ability to learn to read, and – perhaps most important – foster a lifelong love of books and reading.

Developing that passion for reading is crucial, according to Jim Trelease, author of the best-seller, “The Read-Aloud Handbook.” “Every time we read to a child, we’re sending a ‘pleasure’ message to the child’s brain,” he writes in the “Handbook.” “You could even call it a commercial, conditioning the child to associate books and print with pleasure.”

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