‘Dads read to their kids’ li­brary pro­gram

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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