Health and Human Development - Using family and community resources to
In borrowing and buying books, parents are using their knowledge and
money to obtain appropriate books.
Families are the source of many material resources that will enhance
development and health. The family unit provides material resources such as
food, money/credit, shelter, clothing, transport, books and toys. An
extensive range of material resources may be used to enhance development
and health. For example, in language development, a family provides support
and encouragement by reading to a child, using the community resources of
libraries and shops to borrow and buy books. A particular resource is
rarely used in isolation.
The family goals based on family values, needs and wants will influence
decisions made about use of resources such as money. Family access to and
availability of resources vary throughout different stages of the lifespan.
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