Families Make All The Difference: Helping kids to Grow and Learn was the theme for this year’s National Families Week celebrations according to Communities for Children co-ordinator Maree Thomas. “The Aim of National Families Week for 2012 is to celebrate the vital role that families play and to encourage everyone to think about the valuable role families play in helping children to develop, learn and grow and reflect on the influence families have on a child’s wellbeing,’’ she said.
“Families are the foundation for shaping children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. A child’s earliest learning experience happens at home with family.
“On Monday at Cameron Park we helped celebrate Families Week by providing some activities that encouraged families to participate in age appropriate activities, such as Play dough, painting, colouring in, puzzles and games. We also offered the families light refreshments.”
This activity was supported by Community Service providers such as and thanks to Carewest, Job Link, Baiyai, WACHS as well as families that attended and participated.
Today at the Library the first National simultaneous reading day will be held from 11am. Families are invited to be involved and bring their kids.
Families across the nation will read at the same time to encourage more reading by our children.