In November 2022, young children from across the Anangu Lands in South Australia – also known as the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) – gathered together at Mimili to celebrate their year of daily reading, singing and dancing as part of “Paint the Lands REaD, Black and Yellow”. Mimili is the 100th PTTR community.
What a celebration that is for PTTR and what a wonderful way to end the year!
Senior managers committed to supporting grass roots workers and volunteers getting the message about REaD from Birth out into the community.
Whole families invited. All activities reading, singing, drawing, looking at animals, focused around children.
Children loving their PTTR mascot — Rooby Roo — and knowing what Rooby loves to do best of all — reading.
Sustainability: being there for the long haul. In Penrith’s case, now over 10 years.
A clear message: ‘Spread the word. Reading is important from Day 1!’
Rooby Roo has a special message for children who read and sing everyday. Well done! You are growing your brain. A big thank you to all family members who make time to read and sing with little ones. You are making a big difference in their lives.
Although signed off earlier this year, COVID (or course!) has stopped us getting together in person – so we met over a ZOOM call today.
Needless to say lack of an official launch has not stopped Goodstart WA services and WA PTTR members working together, firstly with Decoration Packs for Goodstart Services, reading visits and a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and UWWA.
Watch this space for what the partnership will create in 2022!
Yesterday marked the launch of our latest REaD and Sing with Me at Home campaign, particularly for our communities who are in lockdown. We are celebrating reading and singing at home especially on Wednesdays.
Check out your local PTTR facebook pages – and share with your friends – to see what is happening in your local community.
Here are some:@Paint Inner West Read, @Paint Liverpool Read, @Paint Mt Druitt with Rooby Roo, @Paint Canterbury Read, @All Areas Family Day Care, @Paint the Gong Read, @Paint the Town REaD
For those of us in lockdown (or not!) Wednesday is the day to spend lots of time with our children reading and singing.