Connect At Home

Connect At Home

Connect at Home was officially launched in October 2022, at the Bungarrabee Centre in Hazelbrook. Children and adults gathered over afternoon tea to hear about the project and explore the books in the pack. Uncle Lex welcomed us all before enthralling us with his oral storytelling; Jaydene Barnes from Western Sydney University gave an engaging presentation on the importance and benefits of shared reading; local author Sharon Baldwin did several readings of her book, P is for Permaculture, and encouraged the children to make their own seed packets in the Seed Sharing Space; and Billy Booksie read The Imagineer and encouraged the children to create their own inventions in the Invention Space. It was a wonderful celebration of the project.

Online readings

If your child loved the books in the Connect at Home pack, and wants to re-visit them, here are some online versions to watch and listen to:

Open your heart to country
Open Your Heart to Country

By Jane Seymour

P is for Permaculture

By Sharon Baldwin

The Imagineer
The Imagineer

By Christopher Cheng

What to say when you don’t know what to say

By Davina Bell

Recommended reading

Reading with
Raising Children
Reading and storytelling with babies and children
Connect at Home Shared
Reading guide