Libraries, Literacy & Learning

Libraries, Literacy & Learning

Links to some great resources to help with your child's literacy and learning development

Shellharbour City Council Libraries
Shellharbour City Council's libraries, with branches at Warilla, Oak Flats, Albion Park and Shellharbour Village, have many great resources for parents and children. The link on Council's website has information specifically for children about:
•Special events and activities for children
•What sort of stuff does the library have?
•Can the library help me with my school assignments?
•Useful internet sites
•Useful internet seach engines



Paint Shellharbour REaD

An exciting new program in Shellharbour to encourage everyone to read, talk, sing and rhyme with children from birth.  Read more ...


Educational Tutoring Service
A volunteer-run program for primary school students.
Where: Warilla North Community Centre, Hill Street WARILLA
When: Tuesday afternoons 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Cost: Gold coin donation to help cover costs
Contact: Wendy Ph. 4297 6595 or 0411 659698

Begin Bright

Begin Bright is an award-winning school readiness and primary tutoring franchise. With programs offered nationwide to children aged from 2 to 12, we aim to give children the best start to their education.  Ph: 0412 847 387   Address: 4 /132 Burdekin Drive, Albion Park, NSW.  See WEBSITE for more information.

Reading Help
Has your child's teacher suggested they are lazy?
"Did you know that white paper can make words move?"
Your child may be showing symptoms of Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and having them assessed can help provide a piece of the puzzle for problems of dyslexia, learning, ADD/ADHD, reading, comprehension, speed, comfort, depth perception, light sensitivity.
For more information contact Maree Walsh, qualified Irlen Screener:
Ph. 0412 976 950 or email or visit the Irlen Dyslexia Centre website

Association of Illawarra Community Languages Schools
An umbrella organisation which supports community language schools and promotes heritage language maintenance in Southern NSW and the South and South-Western Sydney region of NSW.  AICLS provides advice on establishing new schools, applying for funding, help with resources and professional development for community language teachers.

Baby Karaoke - Raising Children Network
You and your baby can sing along to songs such as: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, The Wheels on the Bus
Early Words
This project can help parents, carers and professionals know how best to introduce children to a love of words, and prepare them for the world of reading and writing. Here you'll find tip sheets (downloadable in a choice of colour/black & white, plus in several different languages!), practical ideas, Australian and international links, how to choose books for any age child
Mem Fox
Some great information here from a great literacy educator. Follow the links to learn about reading aloud to your child, and hear an example from Mem herself.
How Children Learn to Read
Information about how children learn to read from Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Raising Children - Reading Stories
Information and tips for parents about how to encourage children to enjoy reading and books.

NSW Department of Community Services
Teaching your toddler to talk. Learning to talk is one of the most difficult and important steps that young children take

Early Childhood Literacy
Information on effective reading programs, how children learn to read, learn to spell and write, and listening and talking

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