The Reading Hour is an annual celebration being held this Saturday 24 August.
The aim is to spread the simple message to ‘share a book with your child ten minutes a day, an hour a week, and give them the gift of reading.’ It was started as part of The National Year of Reading in an effort to combat Australia’s low literacy rates.
There are hundreds of celebrations happening in businesses and homes around the country and wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could get everyone to join in and help us spread the word. There will be a fun interactive children’s ebook which can be downloaded for FREE all day Saturday as part of the national celebrations.
Love2Read raises the status and visibility of reading and literacy nationwide, promotes the benefits of reading and storytelling as critical life skills and catalysts for well-being, and unifies the national literacy network working toward Australia becoming a nation of readers. http://www.love2read.org.au