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On the island of Milingimbi, off the coast of Arnhem Land in the NT, there have been some unanticipated spin-offs as a result of the delivery of ILF’s Book Buzz and Book Supply programs. 

Each weekday in a room at the local school, a Families as First Teachers (FaFT) playgroup is held for babies and toddlers. Attendance varies, according to the time of year.

“In the wet season, from January to April, we get 10 to 15 people per day,” explains early childhood educator Sue Lawson. “In the dry season, when families travel more, it’s an average of eight per day.”

Read more about the love of books and the developing literacy skills here