Lilly Pilly Preschool hits the books

Syber reads Koalas Eat Gum Leaves to students

In celebration of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week, Syber, a local librarian, visited Lilly Pilly Preschool in Brunswick Heads and not only captivated the children, but transfixed them for 45 minutes with her singing, storytelling and role playing how to borrow books from the library. 

It was one of many book readings across the Shire’s schools.

According to research from the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education Research, it was books particularly, and those read to children in the preschool years, that gave students a significant advantage for learning. ‘This is particularly in the areas of advanced vocabulary, writing, problem solving, geometry and mathematics.’

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