Celebrating the joy of reading at Little Yuin Aboriginal Pre-School

READING TIME: Kinder teacher Virginia Hodge from Narooma Public School reads to the students from Little Yuin and Narooma.
READING TIME: Kinder teacher Virginia Hodge from Narooma Public School reads to the students from Little Yuin and Narooma.
STORY BOOK: Tanya Parsons reads to her son Bradley at the Little Yuin Book Buzz day.

STORY BOOK: Tanya Parsons reads to her son Bradley at the Little Yuin Book Buzz day.

DADS READ: One of the parents Robbie Brown reading to Krislyn.

DADS READ: One of the parents Robbie Brown reading to Krislyn.

LITTLE ONE: Little Yuin student Shaniquah loves her book.

LITTLE ONE: Little Yuin student Shaniquah loves her book.

PARENTS and children gathered at little Yuin Aboriginal Pre-School on Tuesday, June 19, to share story reading and the gift of book packs given to them by Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The “Book Buzz” program supplied a whole heap of hardcover, board books.

Attending the event were parents, babies, pre-schoolers and visiting children from Narooma Public School.

The Book Buzz was celebrating the Year of Reading with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s beautiful board books for early childhood. Families and children shared morning tea and then the children gathered together for story time.

The children’s faces were full of joy and wonder as they engaged with three stories.

Tanya Parsons read “Roadworks” by Sally Sutton. She was ably assisted by her son Bradley visiting from Narooma Public School.

Virginia Hodge, a kinder teacher from Narooma Public School shared “Hattie and the Fox” by Mem Fox and the children loved her animal voices.

Finally Little Yuin’s own Lea Sutherland enchanted her audience with Pamela Allen’s “Who Sank the Boat”.

These three story books were included in the packs then presented to the children to take home, share and cherish with their families.

The community would like to thank all the adults assisting: visitors from Narooma Public, Virginia Hodge, Lynne Thomas and Tashi Long; , the Pre-School Staff, Lea Sutherland, Caroline Constable and Sarah Pitsonis; and Beth Wilson a local teacher, facilitator for the ILF.

The Community would like to thank especially Debra Dank and the team from The Indigenous Literacy Foundation for their continued support and congratulate them for the reading progress they are inspiring amongst families.