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Sep
02

Tumblebooks!

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The Coffs Harbour Libraries was one of the reasons all those years ago that I started the Coffs for Kids website. I wanted to share events and activities that were on for kids in the Coffs area such as the weekly story time, school holidays activities and the 10 Minutes a Day program.

BUT the library is much more than that! Over the next few months I will be working with the library to share with you some of the fantastic resources and support for kids and parents the library has to offer, which you may not know about – we don’t want to keep the secret to ourselves….!

Do any of these sounds familiar?

You’ve been hit with this terrible flu that seems to be hitting the whole of Coffs Harbour, but we all know Mummy can’t really spend the day in bed especially if you have little ones not in school. How to occupy the kids without leaving them in front of the TV all day?

You do a little bit of work or study from home and need to do something done urgently but your toddler or pre-schooler needs to be entertained.

OR you’ve got sick school kids at home, how do you keep them quiet and happy and occupied without resorting to them playing Minecraft or watching TV all day?

Well now parents have a new secret weapon – TUMBLEBOOKS!

Tumblebooks is one of many great resources at Coffs Harbour Libraries AND you don’t even have to leave the house!  Tumblebooks is online and is an exciting, interactive way to introduce children to new stories and adventures in learning.  With nearly 1,000 titles the Tumblebooks collection includes books, games, quizzes, videos and language learning for kids aged 2 – 10. All you need is an internet connection and you can access Tumblebooks across multiple devices.

Key features include:-

  • Read along books so children can listen to the story and follow along with the text on the screen – there’s even the option to change the colours of the text and the background – endless fun!
  • E-books for early readers to advanced readers, with a great collection of classics.
  • Graphic Novels
  • Puzzles and Games – listen watch & read, and then try the puzzles and games based on the stories.
  • A fantastic collection of National Geographic Videos to inspire wonder in any little one.
  • Save your favourite stories to a ‘playlist’

Members of the libraries can access the exciting Tumblebooks collection online at any time.

If you’re not already a member, call in and join so you don’t miss out on all of the great resources, information, entertainment and events on offer! More information available online and like the library on Facebook.

“TumbleBooks is such a good way to support the love of reading in my children. The children have the opportunity to choose what they want to see, whether it is an old favourite or new read, they enjoy the freedom of choice.” Parent of a Tumblebook Kid

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Apr
07

Serendipity Learning – News for Term 2

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Serendipity Learning is currently accepting enrolments in several of their quality educational programs:

  • New! STEM Club for Years 1-4. STEM is fun, hands-on learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
  • 1:1 Primary School Tutoring
  • Preschool Enrichment & School Readiness Classes
  • Children’s Yoga Classes
  • Art Lessons for Primary Students
  • 1:1 High School Tutoring – MATHS
  • 1:1 High School Tutoring – ENGLISH

To express your interest in any of our educational programs, please complete a Pre-Enrolment Form on the Serendipity Learning website or alternatively, contact Serendipity Learning on 0413 763 143.

STEM Club

We’re thrilled to be introducing STEM Club for Term 2 and beyond.

STEM Club offers students the opportunity for exciting, interactive learning. Students can develop their creative and critical thinking skills, gain and apply new knowledge and deepen their understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We’ll tackle some wonderful projects in STEM Club.

STEM classes will run on Tuesdays from 4.30-5.30pm. There is a maximum of 6 students per class.

1:1 Primary Tutoring

Serendipity Learning offers one to one tutoring for students from Years

K – 6 in English and Mathematics. We also offer Enrichment sessions for high achievers. Primary Tutoring sessions are held after school from Monday through to Thursday. 

Preschool Enrichment & School Readiness Classes

Do you have a child starting school in 2018?

Does your child have the foundational skills needed to make a positive and confident start to school?

We are now taking enrolments for children commencing school in 2018.

To help your child towards school readiness, Serendipity Learning offers weekly 90-minute classes that include:

  • Early Literacy & Numeracy Skills
  • Learning through seeing, hearing and doing
  • Small group, structured learning environment
  • Fine & gross motor skills development
  • Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) activities to encourage problem solving & social skills

The benefits of this program for your child result in:

~ A positive start to school

~ A love of learning

~ A happy, confident child

~ A child socially aware of others

Classes are run on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9.15am – 10.45am. Classes are run by two teachers and have a maximum of 8 students per class.

Please note that our Wednesday class is full for Term 2.

Limited placements are available on Tuesday and Thursday so it is advisable to contact Serendipity Learning through the Easter holiday break to secure your child’s placement in Term 2. 

Children’s Yoga Classes

Our Yoga class is held on Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

The class has a maximum of 6 students. The class is open to all primary students.

Subject to demand, we are looking to introduce an additional Yoga class through Term 2 on Friday afternoons from 3.30-4.30pm.

Yoga provides an opportunity for your child to grow both physically and emotionally through the development of balance, coordination, flexibility and relaxation skills. 

Art Lessons

Serendipity Learning offers Art classes each week through term time.

These classes are run by professional local artist and teacher, Penelope Pratley.

These classes are open to children from kindergarten through to Year 6.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students.

Please note that our Wednesday afternoon class is full for Term 2 but we do have placements available in our Thursday and Saturday classes.

Classes are held;

Thursdays 4.45-545pm &

Saturdays – 10:00am – 11:00am

Please see our website for further information.

1:1 High School Tutoring – MATHS

Our Maths tutoring program for high school students offers quality, individualised programs that cater for specific student needs.

We offer 50-minute sessions for Years 7-9 and 60-minute sessions for Years 10-12.

Sessions can also cover preparation and revision for Naplan and any other academic assessments in Maths. 

1:1 High School Tutoring – ENGLISH

Our English tutoring program for high school students offers quality, individualised programs that cater for specific student needs.

We offer 50-minute sessions for Years 7-9 and 60-minute sessions for Years 10-12.

Sessions can also cover preparation and revision for essay writing skills, Naplan and any other academic assessments in English. 

For timetables and further information, see www.serendipitylearning.com.au

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Feb
16

Happy Birthday to Baby Bella!

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Nov
14

LOVE Puresafe!

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