The Smith Family has lead the way in providing specialised reading books for some of the area’s youngest students and their families.
The Smith Family’s ‘Let’s Read Program’ supports reading for pre-school children. Geelong Dimmicks Charitable Trust donated $1000 toward the Let’s Read program, which helped Northern Bay Family Centre and Early Learning Centre purchase special dual language books because of the growing number of non-English speaking families in the 3214 community.
As part of a program to provide reading material to the school, the Lions Club of Corio Norlane provided a similar amount to make sure that Prep children at the college could have dual language books too.
The wonderful stories are in English and also in another native language so that parents and child can read together. A library will be created at the Centre where kinder groups can come and do reading and where families can borrow the books and enjoy reading them together at home.