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Let's Read Launch Rockdale 31st August

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Rockdale Library

444-446 Princes Hwy

Rockdale, NSW 2216

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Your're invited to the launch of the Let’s Read Community Program in Bayside.

The Let’s Read Community Program aims to improve literacy and learning outcomes for local children. The Bayside Let’s Read Community Program will be coordinated by The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Health Promotion Service, Directorate Planning Population Health and Equity and delivered by a network of partner services in Bayside including not for-profit organisations, government, early childhood education and care services and parent volunteers.

The years from birth to 5 are critical for building the early literacy skills that precede learning to read and write. Those literacy skills improve childrens’ opportunities in life for education, a good job, a good income and for their own health and wellbeing. Sadly, only about half of Australians have the literacy skills that they need to meet the demands of everyday life and work.

The Bayside Let’s Read Community Program will encourage families to share books, stories, songs and nursery rhymes with their children every day from birth to five years to help children and families to develop the essential literacy skills that children need for life. The building blocks for literacy start very early in life – well before a child starts school or preschool.

Families in Bayside will now have access the Let’s Read Community Program and evidence-based resources that will provide the encouragement and tools that families need to share the joy of reading with their children.

We hope that you can join us for this celebration. Light refreshments will be provided.

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