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Storytime project



The Storytime project enables parents in custody to strengthen their bond with their children, and take a role in their child's education while possibly improving their own literacy levels.

The inmate parent reads a children's story as it's recorded onto a CD or Hallmark recordable book. The book and/or CD are forwarded onto the child so that they can read the book while listening to their parent's voice reading the story.

As part of the project, SHINE for Kids also sends out a children's activity pack with a stamp-addressed envelope for the child to write or draw a message to their parent in custody.

Abstract adapted from Corrective Services New South Wales


Corrective Services New South Wales
Head Office
Henry Deane Building
20 Lee Street
Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 31
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 8346 1333
Fax: (02) 8346 1205

SHINE for Kids
PO Box 67
Ermington NSW 1700
Ph: (02) 9714 3000
Fax: (02) 9714 3033


Last updated: 20 August 2015
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