Kids swap screen time for story time

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Drugs Scourge - PATRICK TADROS

PAR­ENTS want their chil­dren to spend more time with their heads stuck in a book as they con­tinue the bat­tle against screen time — and we’re here to help.

The Daily Tele­graph and Aus­tralia Post are en­cour­ag­ing fam­i­lies to Raise a Reader this Jan­uary, with the cam­paign across News Corp Aus­tralia news­pa­pers high­light­ing the im­por­tance of lit­er­acy skills in kids. As part of the cam­paign, kids across the coun­try will be asked to write a let­ter to an Aus­tralian leg­end of their choice with the chance to win prizes from Aus­tralia Post and News Corp.

Brothers Adrian (8) and Eli (7) Calarco from Syd­ney are both do­ing their part in the cause for im­proved lit­er­acy.

Adrian, will be send­ing his let­ter to as­so­ciate pro­ducer of the Lego film fran­chise Am­ber Nai­smith, while Eli will write to soc­cer star Tim Cahill.

The Raise a Reader com­pe­ti­tion kicks off on Fri­day.

Adrian, 8, and Eli Calarco, 7.

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