BROTHERS LEARN VALUE OF BOOKS
PARENTS want their children to spend more time with their heads stuck in a book as the battle against screen time continues.
The Gold Coast Bulletin and Australia Post are encouraging Australians to Raise a Reader this January, with the campaign across News Corp newspapers highlighting the importance of literacy skills.
Children 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 Australia.
Brothers Adrian, 8, and Eli, 7, Calarco are both doing their part. Adrian, an avid Lego enthusiast, will be sending his letter to Amber Naismith, associate producer of the Lego film franchise. His question? How was the movie constructed and how long did it take to create?
Eli will write to sports star Tim Cahill, curious to know how old the pro footballer was when he began playing, how often he practised, and which trophy he prizes most.
“I think it’s far better for their education and development to be reading and writing rather than using their devices,” said dad Joseph Calarco. “We read together every night.”
See Friday’s paper for details on how to enter.
Adrian and Eli Calarco are joining in the Raise a Reader campaign.