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National Year of Reading

​Reading Hour 25 August 2012
The National Year of Reading 2012 is about children learning to read and keen readers finding new sources of inspiration. It's about supporting reading initiatives while respecting the oral tradition of storytelling. It's about helping people discover and rediscover the magic of books. And most of all, it's about Australians becoming a nation of readers.
  • Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day
  • Restoring some of that work-life balance by taking a break with a book at lunchtime
  • Getting together with friends to read and talk about your favourite books
  • Incorporating a reading hour in the school week
  • Nearly half our population can't read with any fluency. It's a shameful and worrying statistic. Three goals have been identified which will help  turn Australia into a nation of readers and encourage a reading culture in every home:
  • For all Australians to understand the benefits of reading as a life skill and a catalyst for well-being;
  • To promote a reading culture in every home; and
  • To establish an aspirational goal for families, of parents and caregivers sharing books with their children every day.
Access more informaton on The Reading Hours website