The Kindalin Reading Challenge!
Guided and shared reading experiences are proven to support the development of early reading skills. The Reading challenge is therefore an integral part of The Kindalin Preschool Program and also functions as a key method of furthering the connection between home and Kindalin.
Children in the Wombat group and their families can select their own books, or pick from our author studies. Each month children are asked to bring their Reading Log into Kindalin, and at the end of the challenge, the children are awarded with a certificate and a book for participating.
In the last years we have gone from reading 15,000 to over 20,000 books read across our 8 locations. That’s a lot of extra reading in our community and centres.
Kindalin Graduation ceremonies are a joint celebration for the children, families and Educators. They are a celebration of the children’s journey at Kindalin and their transition from the Kindalin Preschool Program to starting school. Kindalin Graduations are held at the end of each year for the graduating Wonderful Wombats children before they leave Kindalin. The children and Educators share highlights of their time at Kindalin through songs and/or role plays and a slideshow presentation. To conclude the celebration, each child is presented with a certificate as a memento of their time at Kindalin.