11 September 2019

'Be Ready' for school next year in the Eurobodalla, roadshow this week

| Ian Campbell
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The Be Ready Roadshow, getting Eurobodalla kids ready for 'big school' Photo: ESC.

The Be Ready Roadshow, getting Eurobodalla kids ready for ‘big school’ Photo: ESC.

Technology and children’s development expert Dr Kristy Goodwin is in the Eurobodalla this week helping local parents take the guesswork and guilt out of raising kids in the digital age.

The Be Ready Roadshow at Narooma, Moruya, and Batemans Bay is designed for families with a child starting school next year; an opportunity for parents and carers to learn directly from early-childhood health and development specialists as well as other parents, about how to prepare their child for ‘big school’.

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Supported Playgroups Coordinator, Lisa Heinze says parents will have the chance to talk to Dr Kristy one-on-one, and hear from her in a forum style setting, about the impacts technology has on children’s learning and overall wellbeing.

“Dr Kristy will be at the roadshow to help demystify the many misconceptions about raising kids in a digital world and empower parents with simple ways they can use technology to support, not stifle their development,” Ms Heinze says.

“It’s the second time we’ve asked Dr Kristy to come down to talk to Eurobodalla families – we had such fantastic feedback after she first visited in 2017.

“Her previous clients include Apple, Nickelodeon Junior Channel, McDonald’s, the NSW Government, to name few, and she’s also worked with various multimedia companies developing educational multimedia programs. We’re so lucky to have someone with her expertise be available to meet with parents directly.”

Each session runs for two hours and will start with a meet and greet where parents can chat informally with schools, services, and experts, followed by a panel-style discussion where experts will answer questions about school readiness.

The Be Ready Roadshow is on Wednesday, March 27 at Narooma Library, Thursday, March 28 at Batemans Bay Library, and Friday, March 29 at Moruya Library, all sessions run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A free crèche is available, however, bookings are required. For more information and crèche bookings call 4474 7333, or visit Council’s website.

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