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Oct, 2019

#STEAMSquad: Term 4 registrations open soon!

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#STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7 to 12. Each week children participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths activities in a fun, hands-on environment. Our aim is to give ALL children the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s skills, today. In Term 4, #STEAMSquad will be held in Chinchilla and Tara every week from Tuesday 29 October to Wednesday 4 December. Registrations open Monday 14 October at 9am  CHINCHILLA  Senior #STEAMSquad is suitable for children aged 9-12 and is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.30–4.30pm. Register Here […]

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Oct, 2019

Fun Palaces are here

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Imagine, create and explore at Fun Palaces! Get hands-on with interactive art, science experiments, virtual reality, robotics and more! Fun Palaces are fun for the whole family, and everyone is welcome at these free events! Come on down to a library near you and experience Fun Palaces for yourself! All you need is a little smile, a healthy dose of curiosity, a touch of imagination and a whole lot of enthusiasm. At a glance… Tara: Tuesday 15 October, 9.30am–12.30pm Chinchilla: Saturday 19 October, 9am–12pm Dalby: Saturday 2 November, 9am–12pm Keep up with all […]

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Oct, 2019

October in the home with BHG

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Spring is in the air. The bare branches are showing signs of new leaves, and flowers are forming ready to burst forth. Look in the backyards of homes and see the fruit trees bursting out in flowers. Peach blossoms, cherry, apple, plum — all a soft shade of pink. With all the pinks outside, bring it inside with pink cushions, a feature wall, candles or a table cloth. Good with your hands? Try the easy paper flowers on pages 44-48. Make little buds to decorate place cards and add a […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime with Trevor

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Yes, that’s right — Trevor our Story Dog is getting his very own Storytime session. Saturday mornings will never be the same again! Now they’ll be filled with reading, singing, playing, talking and barking. Storytime with Trevor will be held every Saturday morning at 10am from 12 October until 23 November at Dalby Library. Do you love books about dogs as much as Trevor? Try Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey or Too Hot for Spots by Mini Goss. Other books you may enjoy include Long Dog by James Davies or My […]

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Sep, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Dalby Library has a lot to offer. Getting to know your local library can be a part of learning about and loving books. You can borrow great children’s books for free. This means you can have lots of books in your home for your child to explore — and it won’t cost you a cent. Reading and sharing stories can: help your child get to know sounds, words and language and develop early literacy skills learn to value books and stories spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity help your […]

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Jul, 2019

What’s on Trevor’s bookshelf!

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How did Trevor get so clever? Well he reads books – lots of books. His favourite non-fiction book is The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi and Teach My Dog to do That by Jo-Rosie Haffenden. He also loves the book Lucky Dog Lessons by Brandon McMillan and Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance. Trevor also loves picture books and his favourite ones are the Pig the Pug series – yes, he is named after Pig’s best friend. Trevor also loves […]

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May, 2019

We want to understand 0-5 yrs language & literacy

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Parents, practitioners, carers of 0-5 yrs children, help us understand your experiences so we can help you. Please take 3 minutes to complete our survey regarding early language and literacy in our region. Please share this survey if you can. Your opinions and responses will be shared and will inform how we offer our services to you. Survey closes Thursday 16 May 2019. Survey for Practitioners – click here. Survey for Parents and Carers – click here.

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Bubs

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our Storytime for Bubs sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future […]

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Feb, 2019

Let’s talk about Conversational Reading

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Children are actively involved in conversation reading. Conversational reading goes back-and-forth. The child does not always have to talk in the “conversation”. He can take part by looking and by pointing. Ask your child to respond on three levels – See, Show and Say. Step 1: See – watch your baby’s eyes. Does she look where you point? Name anything your child sees or touches in the book. Say the key word first. Then, point to and name pictures or words your child is not looking at.  Point to lots […]

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