Item uses these practice principles:
Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work, Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts.
This is a library of books and resources at the service that children can access and take home to connect early literacy learning between the service and the home environment.
This could include digital resources such as 'Reading Eggs' (developed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) or hard-copy resources such as children's story books or other literacy games and tools, which families could access at home to support their child's reading development.
Costs will vary depending on the resources services wish to purchase.
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Factors to consider: consider how your service could set up this program to enable parents to access ideas and supports about how to read effectively with children. This will ensure the lending library will have an impact on children's language and early literacy development.
A lending library may be set up in conjunction with formal parent training such as 'Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk', 'Hanen: I'm Ready' or an informal parent coaching program.