Family literacy at the libraries

Published Thursday, 12th February 2015

Fairfield libraries have identified the need for literacy support for families.

Fairfield libraries have identified the need for literacy support for families in the community and are offering a free eight week program for students in Years 2-6 at three of their libraries. The Family Literacy program focuses on reading and writing to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of children.

There are vacancies at the Wetherill Park Library for this popular program. It runs every Thursday from 3.30pm to 5pm providing activities for the children to improve literacy skills.

The program provides families with ongoing support recognising and addressing the child’s literacy needs. Teachers provide a friendly environment where children are encouraged to excel.

‘The program increases confidence and provides a support service to children and families,’ Mayor Frank Carbone said.

Term 1 and 2 will focus on creative writing and preparation of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test that students will undertake in May.

To be accepted into this program, interested parents need to bring their child’s most recent report card, an exercise book and a pencil/pen. Teachers will listen to the concerns of parents or caregivers and work with them to help their children.

For more information contact the Wetherill Park Library on 9725 0338.


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