Together We Can - Read
Why Read? Reading every day to your child gives them 290,000 more words by age five.
Benefits of reading
- Expand vocabulary and language
- Promotes brain development
- Stimulate imagination and creativity
- Strengthens parent-child bond
- Introduces children to diverse cultures, ideas and experiences
- Empower children with a powerful tool for lifelong learning
- A safe way to explore emotions such as going to the dentist
Idea to try
- Make it fun – try funny voices and actions such as funny facial expressions, clapping and acting out events
- Make a reading corner with beanbags and blankets
- Join your local library and let your child select the books they wish to read
- Have a different theme each week for example animals or seasons, or you could pick a ‘book of the week’ to inspire you for play-based activities such as cooking potions from ‘Room on the Broom’
- Add reading to your daily routine – bath, book, bed
Better Beginnings - A WA literacy program that connects families with books. Includes a reading program called ‘Learning English through Storytime’ (LETS) for children learning to speak English as an additional language.
Storybox Library - Favourite stories read by storytellers
Lote 4 Kids - An online database providing 2500+ books in 60+ languages
Story Online - Read along with your favourite actors thanks to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation
“… Why Read? Reading every day to your child gives them 290,000 more words by age five."