Koala Joeys- Family Program and Playgroup:
by Queensland Health, the Koala Joeys Family Program is a free community
initiative for parents and carers of children aged 0 – 5 years.
Koala Joey's is a fun
,interactive program to help parents develop an understanding of early
literacy, numeracy, emotional and social skills, gross and fine motor
development and the importance of play for learning in the early years.
It includes storytelling, specially selected songs, rhymes and dances. By
attending Koala Joeys you can be more confident that your child will easily
transition to school.
KOALA JOEYS is a universal program –
non-discriminatory, non-targeted. All parents and carers, with their children –
from birth to school age – are eligible to attend the program long term.
KOALA JOEYS children have the opportunity to:
- Gain self esteem
- Develop improved language,
literacy and numeracy skills
- Develop good listening skills
- Develop social skills
appropriate for prep and big school
- Have fun interacting with
other children and adults
- Enhance and extend their
- Develop a community of
KOALA JOEYS parents and carers have the
- Improve and enrich their
interaction with their children by sharing rhymes, songs and stories
- Improve their knowledge of
early brain development, social and emotional development and early
literacy andnumeracy skills
- Gain parenting skills in a
fun, interactive and supportive environment
- Develop a repertoire of
rhymes, songs and stories to share with their family creating a family
- Experience reduced social
- Develop a network of friends
- Become an active member of a
supportive and caring community
strong relationships with their local school community
program will commence on July 13th 2016.
When: Every Wednesday
during the school term
Time: 9.00am to 10.00am followed by Playgroup from
Where: Yarrilee School Hall
What to bring: Your
child/children, water bottles and a sense of fun!