Library visits – reading and so much more

English Language Groups

ELP Porirua's “Mums ‘n’ Tots” class visits Cannons Creek Library every month.

Visits help mums with reading in English and build confidence using the library. They also enable mums to take their children along to learn crafts and to encourage reading to children as a daily activity.

Gina, from Cannons Creek Library, has been very welcoming.  She's shared a story or three, sung songs with the group and always has fun activities planned.

During their visits the group always welcomes ideas for keeping children busy and engaged; they learnt how to make little mice using old magazines; they coloured in some pictures and they made beautiful birds - a lovely crafty inspiring idea!

Unfortunately, Gina is leaving, heading back to her home town of Dunedin to be near her family.  The students will miss Gina greatly and showed their appreciation by making cards in class and going on a visit to the library to present these along with a speech of appreciation from Paw Chit.

Mums, from English Language Partners, making cards and their kids at Cannons Creek library.
Mums, from English Language Partners, and their kids at Cannons Creek library.












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English Language Groups

  • 2-4 hours per week
  • Learn Kiwi English in a class
  • Learn about New Zealand culture
  • Go on day trips
  • Meet other people in your community
  • Qualified teachers
  • Fees may apply. Ask at your centre.
  • In all centres

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