Sharing stories, talking and singing every day helps a child’s development by assisting them to become familiar with sounds, words, language and the value of books. This all builds a child’s early literacy skills, helping them to go on to read successfully later in life.
Reading stories sparks imagination, stimulates curiosity and helps with brain development. Interesting illustrations and word patterns – such as rhymes – can get children talking about what they ate seeing and thinking, and help them understand the patterns of language. Exploring stories also helps children learn the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’.
Reading stories with children has benefits for grown-ups too. This special time together promotes bonding and helps to build your relationship, laying the groundwork for your child’s later social, communication and interpersonal skills. Read More…
Roberta Jull Family Day Care takes part in a variety of community programs within the City of Gosnells that promote the importance of early literacy and offer reading resources and information to local families. Such programs include our Enrolment Book giveaways, Story Time Sessions and the Book Shuffle, in addition to our involvement with community group, Bonding with Books.
We are proud to offer a free, high quality, age appropiate book to every child that enrols with Roberta Jull Family Day Care. This books is presented at the time of enrolment together with early literacy information for parent. Based on the Lets Read program, a national early literacy initiative developed by the Centre for Community Child Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital, all the book titles we provide to families are endorsed and recommended by Let’s Read.
Children’s Book Boats
Donate, swap & share pre-loved books
Children grow fast, and so do their literacy needs. Yet constantly updating the bookshelf with new titles can be costly and wasteful. As your child out-grows their books, why not exchange them with age appropriate, pre-loved books from our selection.
Roberta Jull Family Day Care promote early literacy in the community with our “Book Boats” where children can relax and read a pre-loved book which they can take home. Our “Book Boats” can be found at many events in the local community so please give us a call to find out where our next event will be held.
If you would like to exchange some pre-loved books to update your child’s collection, please do not hesitate to visit us, during office hours, at our premises located at 29 Wheatley St, Gosnells.