Story time at Withers and Bunbury Libraries will take on a special theme during Choose Respect Week 2017 with activities and stories that focus on kindness, being considerate, caring and nurturing one another to be highlighted.
Bunbury Choose Respect chairperson Peter Rigden said respect is not instinctive and must be taught, with the sharing of stories a good way to reinforce messages of being kind to one another.
“Respect is the most fundamental value in our society and by reinforcing it daily, children will learn to respect themselves, other people, pets and property,” he said.
Mr Rigden said if instilled at a young age, the value of respect can have a big impact within your home and your child’s future happiness.
The special story times will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 10am at the Withers Library and Friday, July 28 from 10am at Bunbury Library.
A community live and learn session will also be held on Thursday, July 27 from 11.30am at the Bunbury Library where Choose Respect coordinator Leanne Maher will share information on how simple changes that we can all make can help create a better world for future generations.
“The Choose Respect initiative is creating a positive ripple effect community wide,” Mrs Maher said.
“However for it to create lasting culture change we need to all continue to reinforce and role model respectful values.
“Choose Respect is also about empowering individuals to help realise that each of us have the potential to make a positive difference to turn around the damaging actions we see too often in today’s society.”
Places for the live and learn session can be booked via the library website but bookings are not essential.