Kids ready for primary school

On Wednesday 21 kids graduated from The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters in Bomaderry.

They played games to celebrate the occasion, and took part in a graduation ceremony.

The free, two-year program helps children make a successful transition to school.

In the first year of the program, the year before school begins, families learn skills to get their children ready for school.

In the second year, parents learn more about supporting their children’s learning and development at school and at home.

Families spend 10 to 15 minutes a day doing educational activities with their children.

The activities are aligned with Department of Education and Training curriculum so kids are prepared for school.

A trained tutor meets with the family to practice activities on a regular basis.