Setting Tasmanian children up for a brighter future

Elise Archer,Liberal Member for Clark

The Tasmanian Government understands that investing in the first 1000 days of a child’s life can set them up for the brightest future possible, especially for those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.

The Bouncing Back – Talk and Read Project gives families of children from birth to Kindergarten fun ideas about talking and reading that can support children’s learning both at home and at school.

Over the next few weeks Talk and Read bags will be passed on from schools to 7,800 families.

Families will receive a calico bag with a range of early years materials, including:

  • a picture book;
  • tips for talking and reading with your child;
  • picture poster for talking, finding and storytelling;
  • tip sheet with practical ideas on how to use a ball for play and learning;
  • wellbeing in the early years information for parents.

Families from Launching into Learning and Learning in Families Together will receive the bags, including a range of early years materials.

Child and Family Centres, Early Childhood Intervention Services and Libraries will also receive a range of these materials to share with their families.

The Bouncing Back – Talk and Read Project aims to engage and support families of children from birth to Kindergarten with key learning at home messages about talking and reading.

The Talk and Read Bags will build on the partnerships that have been formed between families and schools, and today I was delighted to visit Moonah Primary School to see first-hand the positive impact this initiative is having on students.

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