Mt Druitt REaD
What is Paint Mt Druitt REaD?
Paint Mt Druitt REaD is an early literacy program aimed at improving outcomes for children from birth to 5 years old. By reading, singing and rhyming, looking and listening, talking and drawing and writing with a child every day from birth we can improve a child’s outcome in these 5 areas of early childhood development;
- Physical Health and Wellbeing
- Social Competence
- Emotional Maturity
- Language and Cognitive Skills
- Communication Skills and General Knowledge
What do we do?
- We hold Reading Days at various locations across suburbs with the 2770 postcode
- We participate in community events across suburbs with the 2770 postcode
- Manage the ‘Pick, REaD and Swap Box’ initiative in 2770 postcode suburbs
- We engage with local services
- We hire out PMDR resources for free to other not for profit organisations in the 2770 postcode
Who are we?
Paint Mt Druitt REaD is made up of a team of passionate people who love to wear white overalls with red paint splotches all over them. We love to hold reading days, attend festivals and bring Rooby Roo out into the 2770 community to help deliver our message on the importance of reading with a child every day from birth.
Who is our mascot?
Our mascot is Rooby Roo, the reading kangaroo. She wears a beautiful red bow in her hair and a funky paint splotched vest. She always carries her favourite book in her pouch whenever she hops around Mt Druitt.
How can I participate?
You can become a Paint Mt Druitt REaD Champion.
You can do this by agreeing to:
- Embed early literacy into your program
- Provide a reading corner at your centre/business
- Have a ‘Pick, REaD and Swap Box’ at your centre/business
- Display PMDR Early Literacy information at your centre/business
You can also attend one of our information sessions held bi-annually for more ways to participate in the program. Call us on 02 9626 5312 to find out when the next one will be.
Where can I find books?
We have ‘Pick, REaD and Swap’ boxes at many locations in the 2770 postcode. Please check Facebook for more information, or call 02 9626 5312.
Are the books free?
Yes, all the books in a ‘Pick, REaD and Swap box are free. You can choose a book, or as many as you would like. Take the book/s home then return and choose another book.
Can I donate books?
Yes you can donate books at any of our venues.
- Marayong House (64 Falmouth Rd, Quakers Hill)
- Doonside Cottage (2 Astral Drive, Doonside)
- Dean Park (9 Yarramundi Drive, Dean Park)
How can I find out where Rooby Roo is?
Like us on Facebook and check for regular updates on where Rooby Roo will be next or call 02 9626 5312.
Where do I get further information from?
Please contact us on 02 9626 5312 with any questions.