Building blocks are the foundation of numeracy skills
  • Friday 15 July 2016
ImageAs part of the First 5 Forever literacy program, aimed at supporting stronger language and literacy environments for young children, Sunshine Coast Council invites parents and their toddlers to join in the fun of Building Blocks sessions being held across the libraries.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said talking, reading, singing and playing with your child from birth is instrumental in building the foundational skills they need for future learning.

“It is well researched that using Duplo and building blocks aid in the development of cognitive and motor skills allowing children to begin the process of learning how to concentrate and develop vital numeracy skills,” Cr McKay said.

“If parents join in, it also aids their language and literacy skills with their children.

“We are extremely fortunate as Bricks 4 kidz will be facilitating the sessions and are passionate about children’s education and the need for Australia to be a nation of builders.”

Get involved in one of the following free Sunshine Coast Libraries sessions:

Beerwah Library: Monday, August 1, 9.30am – 10.30am

Caloundra Library: Friday, August 12, 9.30am – 10.30am

Coolum Library:  Monday, August 8, 9.30am – 10.30am

Kawana Library:  Friday, August 19, 9.30am – 10.30am

Maleny Library: Monday, August 15, 9.30am – 10.30am

Maroochydore Library:  Friday, August 26, 9.30am – 10.30am

Nambour Library:  Friday, August 5, 9.30am – 10.30am

First 5 Forever is a universal family literacy program aimed at supporting stronger language and literacy environments for young children from 0–5 years and their families. The program is funded by the Queensland State Government and is being delivered by 320 public libraries across Queensland.

Bookings are essential. For more details, visit your local Sunshine Coast Library in person or visit council’s library website www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au