KRC Update

April 1, 2022

by Director of Library and Information Services, Ms Leonie Darken

As we near the Easter festive season, I thought it timely to share a link with families.  This may be more relevant to families with younger children; however, it does say it is for all ages.  The Brightly: Raise Kids Who Love to Read site has a suite of Fun Easter Activities the Whole Family Will Love.  I am sure some of the “Big Brothers” could arrange a fun activity for their younger siblings during the holiday break.  If you have the opportunity to consider an Easter Break day/s in Melbourne, the following may be useful Easter in Melbourne 2022: Hop To It!

Another site that may be of interest to parents is Common Sense Media.  A little about them:

Our kids are on the front lines of a digital revolution. Devices, social networks, and media are changing childhood in radical ways.

We all want kids to grow up healthy and happy as the world accelerates around them.

In our 15-year history, Common Sense has helped hundreds of millions of parents, teachers, and policymakers navigate this accelerating landscape. Today, our mission to ensure kids’ digital well-being is more relevant and vital than ever.

The site may be useful to assist you as you consider what your children might be watching in the way of movies during these holidays.  An example of what they provide is their Movie Reviews for 14 yr olds or their Best Family Movies.      Another notable list they have created is 2022 Oscar-Nominated Films.

This is a US site, however, remains relevant to Australian families as they navigate the challenges of media in today’s world. Families can use this resource as a guide / food for thought, to open robust discussions between parents / parents and children.

Here is another article that may be of interest:

2022 The Common Sense Census:  Media Use by Tweens and Teens.

Happy Easter from the KRC Team.  Picture features our KRC Easter display.