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Koala Joeys- Family Program and Playgroup:
 
Endorsed 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 vocabulary development
  • Develop a community of friends
 
KOALA JOEYS parents and carers have the opportunity to:
  • 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 heritage
  • Experience reduced social isolation
  • Develop a network of friends
  • Become an active member of a supportive and caring community
  • Build strong relationships with their local school community
 
The program will commence on July 13th 2016.
 
When: Every Wednesday  during the school term
Time: 9.00am to 10.00am followed by Playgroup from 10.00- 11.00am
Where: Yarrilee School Hall
Cost: FREE
What to bring: Your child/children, water bottles and a sense of fun!