‘Dads read to their kids’ library program
THE Childers library will launch their Dads Read program on Thursday at 5.30pm.
Dads and kids will be celebrating Australia with a trip around Australia with
by Mem Fox. The library is encouraging dads to come in their best Aussie clobber.
Local Dads Read ambassadors include Peter Anderson, Daniel Marshall, Ben Roberts, Officer Michael Schmidt, Nigel Craft, Cr Bill Trevor and Will Robertshaw.
There will be photos of the ambassadors and other dads reading to their children and challenging all dads to send in their photos of them reading to their kids.
The State Library of Queensland launched Dads Read as part of the National Year of Reading 2012.
Dads Read aims to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of fathers and families reading with their children, particularly in their early developmental years.
Participating Queensland Public Libraries run free, fun, Dads Read storytime events and activities to encourage dads to get reading with their children.
Reading with your children not only helps them to develop a love of reading, but also strengthens their literacy skills, models positive reading behaviour and builds children’s self-esteem around reading which is a fundamental life skill.
Make reading fun and read stories with enthusiasm, change voices for different characters and alter the volume of your voice to build up the excitement.
For further information phone the Childers library 41304650.