Let the ripples spread—In 2016 our target is 12,000 books delivered through our community partner organisations and services 2015 was enormous and successful, we thank all our supporters for making it possible.
The early years in a child's literacy development are a critical time for enjoying the world of story-telling and instilling a lifelong love of books. Our Book Buzz Program is about supporting families with the skills and tools to read and share books with their babies and toddlers.Through the activity of story time and sharing books, young children develop language skills, they gain experience with books and important reading behaviours are modelled.
“We have seen much more engagement in books with our children, they have learnt to attend to books, turn pages, listen to a story, point to pictures.
Many are developing vocabulary around the books and their parents are showing increased skills in modeling language,”.
Angela Studer, Speech Pathologist, WA Country Health Service
“ILF has realised that literacy is about more than providing books and that success will come when relationships are forged and support is given to the whole community and the families that are part of that community.
We are proud to be associated with this group and are confident that the practical support that has been given will be enduring. ”
– Helen Unwin & Mary Vanbee, Principal & Chairperson