National Families Week is held every year between 15 and 21 May.
There’ll be double the celebrations for National Families Week in Eurobodalla this year.
With many pandemic restrictions still in effect, Council’s Children’s Services Team will encourage the community to rejoice with family online and at home this week. Coordinator Louise Hatton said physical activities and gatherings would take place later in the year.
“COVID-19 just reinforces the importance of the 2020 Families Week theme – Stronger Families, Stronger Communities,” Ms Hatton said.
“It’s been a challenging year in Eurobodalla – with our landscape dramatically changed by drought, bushfires, flood and now the pandemic, there’s a lot of extra stress on families. So it’s all the more important to embrace the role family members play in supporting each other, and together supporting the broader community.
“With physical gatherings postponed for now, we’re inviting the community to join in our home-based Families Week activities through our Facebook page with events like the dance for sick kids, home picnic and camping, plus cinema and cooking activities.”
Ms Hatton said there were many creative ways families could support each other online.
“Stay connected by text, social media and video calls. But don’t forget the good old phone,” she said.
“We’re encouraging families to follow our Facebook page and join in our videos or make one of your own, share your child’s joke, or grab a cuppa and sit back with the kids for Storytime online. There are so many ways to engage while helping others make their way through these unique times.”
To view National Families Week activities in the shire visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/families-week. To stay up to date and get involved with Eurobodalla Children’s Services activities visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EurobodallaChildrensServices/. For more information on National Families Week activities contact Council’s child development officer Jessica Bourke on Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org or 4474 1338.
Above: Eurobodalla Family Day Care educator Sam King takes care of her young charges Azami, Roland, Bronte and Macy during Families Week.