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Wanneroo children involved in 'Come and Play!' book

Published Tuesday, 3rd May 2016

The City of Wanneroo is to release a special picture book, titled Come and Play!, featuring local residents and their children playing in the Wanneroo Library.

Come and Play
"“It is wonderful to see so many families using the Wanneroo Library for fun and games in this colourful book,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“The book is the perfect way to engage toddlers in the act of reading and a beautiful memento for the residents who participated in the project.”

Come and Play! is full of photographs of toddlers working on art projects, playing with toys, singing and engaging with friends.

The picture book was created during September and October 2015, when children and their parents attended the It’s All About Play program held at the Wanneroo Library.

This free, multi-sensory and hands-on program is for children under four who can learn, build, read, sing and create together in the fun and safe environment of the City’s library.

The program is a key initiative of the City of Wanneroo’s Early Childhood Strategy and involves activities that support the development of all five domains as outlined in the Australian Early Development Census.

The program encourages play in the home, promotes literacy and reading skills, fosters community and social inclusion and provides opportunities for recreation through the use of library resources.

Following the success of the It’s All about Play in the library, the program will be extended out to Clarkson and Girrawheen libraries this year.

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