Move to egg on read­ing habit

Canning Times - - NEWS -

A GI­ANT egg is mak­ing its way across Ar­madale, Gos­nells and Can­ning in a lo­cal spin on a pop­u­lar na­tional cam­paign.

Paint the High­way REaD is a lo­cal ver­sion of the Paint the Town REaD cam­paign, which en­cour­ages com­mu­ni­ties to read, talk, sing and rhyme to ba­bies and chil­dren.

As part of the cam­paign, a read­ing egg is trav­el­ling around li­braries, schools, shop­ping cen­tres and play­groups in the ar­eas, with chil­dren help­ing the egg to grow by read­ing, singing or rhyming to it.

Gos­nells Mayor Glenn De­whurst said the egg would be hatched dur­ing Chil­dren’s Week in Oc­to­ber, re­veal­ing a lo­cal mas­cot that will pro­mote early lit­er­acy.

“When chil­dren read, sing, talk or rhyme to the egg, it will grow, just like these ac­tiv­i­ties nour­ish chil­dren’s brain de­vel­op­ment,” he said. “Most of our brain de­vel­op­ment hap­pens in the first three years of our lives, so de­vel­op­ing lit­er­acy skills and a love of learn­ing dur­ing this time will give our chil­dren the best op­por­tu­ni­ties in life.”

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