As part of our schools celebration of National Year of Reading 2012, every class is participating in the Premier's Reading Challenge.
The Premier has challenged all our students to participate in this year's challenge and read a set number of books between Tuesday, 22 May to Friday, 7 September.
You can assist your child in the challenge by helping them to select suitable books to read. DETE Library Services has developed a guiding booklist to assist your child in selecting books to read. The booklist should be used as a guide only and students may read any book they choose in order to meet the challenge.
How to encourage your child to read
Parents play an important role in encouraging their children to develop a love of reading. Here are some ideas to help:
Make time to read aloud to your child every day, even for a few minutes.
Show the importance of reading in your daily life and let your child see you read - not only books but by reading aloud recipes, newspapers and text messages for example.
Ensure reading is fun and exciting - read with excitement.
Let your child hold the book and turn the pages - allow them to choose the book sometimes as this helps them connect with reading.
Visit the local library and let your child choose some books to borrow.
Browse a bookstore together.