Free Read and Grow Workshop with BUSHkids Agnes Water

Kids in Agnes Water can get a great start in developing their reading skills thanks to BUSHkids. Read and Grow promotes the development of early literacy and language skills, working to give children a good start in life. Parents are encouraged to read aloud and share books with their children from birth.

BUSHkids are holding Read and Grow workshops at Agnes Water State School, on Wednesday, 11th May from 2:00pm - 2:45pm for Parents, and 5:00pm - 8:30pm for Facilitators.

The workshop will enable participants to be ready to plan and deliver a Read and Grow session. Participants will learn to build upon their knowledge of emergent literacy skills, understand the 4 Read and Grow strategies to enhance shared story time and develop emergent literacy skills in children and have the skills and resources to educate others regarding the importance of story sharing and strategies to enhance story sharing and emergent literacy skills.

Read and Grow is a parent-child interactive story sharing program that was developed for the Northern Gold Coast Communities for Children, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Carlton Meyn, BUSHkids General Manager commented "BUSHkids is committed to building capacity within local communities to support children's development and revealed further workshops will be happening for the early childhood workforce and parents in the region.

BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation providing early allied health intervention for children and their families in rural Queensland communities. It is the core business of BUSHkids to improve the health and well-being of children with, or at risk of, developmental and other difficulties by investing early in their development.

To register for the workshop visit bushkids.org.au/what-we-do/event-registration, call 3870 7288, or email info@bushkids.org.au with your contact details.