March 19 - 25, 2017: Issue 305
Pictures: Barrenjoey High Students And Community Break Longest Line Of Surfboards World Record: Raise Big Funds For DSA
Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada
Reflections by George Repin: STRASBOURG
Australian pre-schoolers picking up foreign languages in lightning speed
- After two weeks of practice, children who used ELLA were 11% faster at looking at a picture corresponding to an audibly played Indonesian word, compared to their first lab visit. By comparison, children who used Flash Cards were 15% slower after two weeks.
- Brain activity indicated that the ELLA group were more likely to remember the context of the learnt words than the Flash Card group. For example, 77% of the ELLA group showed a typical brain response consistent with automatic association of word-meaning with word-sound, whereas only 33% of the Flash card group showed such response. This kind of learning may lead to longer-lasting gains in vocabulary for the ELLA group.
- Children in both groups were initially reported by parents to be highly engaged in learning. By the last five days of home use, this engagement score was 26% higher for the children in the ELLA group.
- Activity duration was 2.58 times longer for the ELLA group than for the Flash Card group, indicating greater interest in ELLA apps rather than Flash Card apps.
Peppa Pig - New compilation 4 (1 hour) March 3, 2017
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
Local children will have the chance to join a club specialising in one of the most enduring playthings of childhood. Mona Vale Library has started a Lego club on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. Next is March 5th, 2017. The club is open to children aged between seven and twelve years of age, with younger children welcome with parental supervision. If you are interested in attending a Lego at the Library session contact the library on 9970 1622 or book in person at the library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Children's Storytime at Mona Vale Library: Mona Vale Library offers storytime for pre-school children every week during school terms. Children and their carers come and participate in a fun sing-a-long with our story teller as well as listen to several stories in each session, followed by some craft. Storytime is held in the Pelican Room of the library in front of the service desk. Storytime is free and no bookings are required. Storytime Sessions: Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Thursdays 10.00am - 11.00am
Mona Vale Mountain Cub
Find out more about all the fun you can have at Mona Vale Mountain Cub Scouts Profile –
our Profile pages aren’t just about those who can tell you about Pittwater before you were born, they’re also about great clubs and activities that you too can get involved in!
Long Reef Guided Walks
Dirk Hartog in National Library of Australia
Be Part Of Something Beautiful
A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin
By David Shannon. Read by Sean Astin.
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don't like them. And Camilla is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried that she is about to break out in... A Bad Case of Stripes.