Find out more about the Let’s Read Program from the Let’s Read Website.
The Let’s Read programs are a whole-of-community approach to improve literacy across the region. Schools, kindergartens, infant welfare centres, shire councils, libraries, health services, sponsors and the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN have formed partnerships to establish a sustainable model to ensure that the Let’s Read program continues to support families with young children into the future.
An exciting outdoors activity with a literacy focus for children and families has been established in Horsham. An adventure trail has been developed along the Wimmera River in Horsham where trees ‘read’ children’s stories and provide information about the surrounding environment.
This activity has been a joint project between Art Is…, Wimmera Regional Library, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN.
The activity involves using a map to identify several trees along the Wimmera River and, with the aid of a smartphone, listening to a recorded story as the ’trees tell tall tales’.
Download the adventure trail map, pack a picnic blanket and your smartphone and spend some time outdoors with your favourite children.
This project has been developed by the Raising Literacy Australia Foundation and is currently delivered to all South Australian children in care.
The WSMLLEN is leading an initiative with the Department of Education and Training, Department of Health and Human Services, Uniting Wimmera, Goolum Goolum and other partners to implement the Read to Me project in the Wimmera.
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