Programs

Ready Play Grow

Read Play Grow

Read Play Grow is a program designed for parents with children aged between 0-3 years. This program supports parents, as the primary teacher in their child’s life, by exploring the everyday things we can do to support child development.

Research has shown that, for children to reach their full potential, they need:

  • Secure attachments with their caregivers
  • Daily activities to stimulate brain development
  • Adequate nutrition to nurture growth and development
  • Preventative health care, such as hygiene and dental care
  • Supportive connections with the wider community

Read Play Grow (RPG) works alongside parents in their own homes or in groups to:

  • Promote early brain development
  • Highlight the importance of attachment
  • Enhance the pre-literacy skills of their children
  • Help them with life skills and routines
  • Maximise child health outcomes

Read Play Grow partners with parents to provide a safe, positive program experience where they can explore child development and learn without judgement. It is our belief that all parents want the best outcome for their child and the community can support parents to fill this role to the best of their ability. Therefore, Read Play Grow is designed to enhance and strengthen the parent toolbox with support, strategies, information, and opportunities to practice what we have learned.

Read Play Grow can be delivered in both group settings and one-on-one with families in their homes. This is a 6-week program with each session lasting between 1 – 2 hours per week. The session structure is as follows:

  • Week 1: Building strong foundations
  • Week 2: Raising emotionally secure children
  • Week 3: Learning through play
  • Week 4: Fit, fun and healthy
  • Week 5: Reading and number fun
  • Week 6: Safety
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Testimonials:

“I find this extremely beneficial to all the new parents. I learnt so many new things through this program. I learnt the importance of reading to the kids from early childhood and thanks to all the wonderful books and gifts you have provided us. I kick-started reading stories to my kid from the day I received our story book and now it has become an enjoyable routine. Similarly, the information you provided us on various foods that can be given to toddlers including recipe examples was very informative. I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Caroline who made every session fun, enjoyable and informative. She is very patient and flexible. She was always punctual and friendly. Caroline never hesitated to take an extra mile in helping me out with any additional information even if it was not necessarily part of the program. Also, I sincerely wish CLAN Midland continues to do such wonderful programs and benefit the whole community and hope the Government provides continuous funding to such programs. I will definitely recommend this program to my friends!”

“Read Play Grow was a great, enjoyable program that provided a safe and open space to discuss and expand with other parents on the ideas presented. Each week had valuable take home information that was easy to adapt for my own child’s age. Julie and Sophia took the extra time to connect with us and made Monday mornings something to look forward to. They also had a wealth of knowledge and made every session interesting and relatable. I would definitely recommend this program to all parents.”

“Our favourite part of the program was listening to the new information and advice from you, when the kids had their morning tea and we would talk together, and our singing time. I learnt how brains grow and kids absorb a lot around them, how important it is to have people who support your family, and how simple things can be the best resource for children to learn and play. Kids are happy when they help parents, and they learn good life skills from that. Now I will have less screen time with my children, cook food together and talk about nutritional food, and let them be more independent and make their own choices (with a little bit of correction of course!). Thank you, it was a pleasure to be a part of your program.”

I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Caroline who made every session fun, enjoyable and informative. She is very patient and flexible. She was always punctual and friendly. Caroline never hesitated to take an extra mile in helping me out with any additional information even if it was not necessarily part of the program such as providing info about toy libraries, Au pair nannies etc. Wish you all the best!

Also, I sincerely wish CLAN Midland continues to do such wonderful programs and benefit the whole community and hope the Government provides continuous funding to such programs. I will definitely recommend this program to my friends!