Celebrating the importance of dads

Published on 08 August 2019

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The role dads play in the development of children will be explored during a free workshop at Kerang next month.

The Gannawarra Library Service is hosting a workshop titled The Importance of Dads at Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 from 6pm.

Run by CatholicCare Sandhurst’s Family and Relationship Services, the two-hour workshop will explore the unique role dads play in their child’s development, consider the benefits of playing with their child, and learn how dads can maximise their child’s social, emotional and academic growth.

Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said that Council is excited to be able to host this event so close to Father’s Day.

“This is an important opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the role of fathers in the lives of their children," Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.

“I hope lots of dads, granddads, uncles and male carers take the opportunity to attend to learn more about how they can positively contribute to their child’s emotional and social development."

A pizza dinner will be provided prior to the session from 5.45pm.  The session is being provided for adults only, with no child care facilities available on the night.

Bookings seven days prior to the workshop are essential, which can be completed by emailing library@gls.vic.gov.au or phoning (03) 5452 1546 prior to Wednesday, 28 August 2019.