Scholastic released its inaugural ‘Kids and Family Reading Report – Australia’ on 1 May 2016. It provides “food for thought” for teachers, schools, libraries and parents about our nations’ young readers and their reading habits.
The report states, that “It is not a mystery that the more children read, the better readers they become, and the better readers they become, the more they enjoy reading. It’s a tried-and-true premise. To that end, we asked: what makes children frequent readers? Independent reading at school, parental involvement at home, and the power of book choice are vital in this regard.” and further; “A powerful call to families is (also) found in the Kids & Family Reading Report. Our research shows that having parents who are reading role models is crucial for older children; for younger kids, using specific strategies such as limiting screen time and making reading a routine encourages reading books for fun. What is even more important? Read-aloud time”.
The campus libraries support our college families with quality reading material and comfortable spaces for reading. We encourage you to join in Family Reading Month and “Read more in May” with your children. (See WOW and parent portal)
Cotlew Street campus library is open before school, 8:15 – 8:30 am for students K - 5. Parents, you are welcome to spend this time reading with your children. Alternatively you could drop your children off at the library. A teacher is on duty each morning to ensure children then move to the classrooms in time for the start of the day.
Access the full ‘Kids and Family Reading Report at http://www.scholastic.com.au/readingreport
Mrs Kym Oestreich,Teacher Librarian Early & Junior Years and
Mrs Leesa Merifield, Head of Learning (Information Literacy & Middle Years Academic Progression)