Reading program music to parents’ ears

Denley Sampson, from The Good Guys Clarkson, with Michelle Ricketts , Pauline Blakey, Molly Walton and Song Room program co-ordinator Elisa Williams. Picture: Emma Reeves d404816
Denley Sampson, from The Good Guys Clarkson, with Michelle Ricketts , Pauline Blakey, Molly Walton and Song Room program co-ordinator Elisa Williams. Picture: Emma Reeves d404816

Ngala Merriwa has started The Song Room’s reading bug program for children aged up to five to help develop early literacy by connecting music to reading books.

‘The program has been enjoyed by both parents and children involved,’ Ngala’s Paula Taylor said.

‘For babies and toddlers the music and songs teach a fun way to explore reading and storytelling, while parents learn tips and how to develop effective pre-reading habits.’

Ngala received funding for the program from The Good Guys Clarkson.

The two-hour Song Room program is held in Merriwa twice a week on Thursdays from 10am and Tuesdays from 9.30am.

For more information, visit www.ngala. com.au or www.songroom.org.au.