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Links & resources

The following links provide additional information and resources on reading to children:

Let's make Australia a reading nation
The Wiggles and ALIA want to make Australia a Reading Nation. Help your children develop a love of books from an early age with some help from The Wiggles.

Let’s Read
Let’s Read promotes reading with young children 0-5 years. The website includes support material for parents and carers.

Better Beginnings
Better Beginnings is an early intervention family literacy program supporting literacy development in babies and children up to three years.

Early Words
Early Words provides practical advice for parents in helping their child’s literacy development. This website also provides a number of multi-lingual resources.

The Little Big Book Club
The Little Big Book Club offers support material and guidance for parents in choosing books for their child.

Zero to Three
This U.S. website aims to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers and contains excellent resource sheets.

Talk to your Baby
This U.K. initiative by the National Literacy Trust aims to encourage parents to communicate more with children from birth to three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten minutes a day video

The video below includes extracts from the Mem Fox DVD Reading Magic.

Acknowledgements

The Ten minutes a day program is made possible through the support of the Smith Family.

We would like to thank Mem Fox, Whimsy Productions for the use of the Reading Magic video. We would also like to thank Australian Picture book illustrators Julie Vivas, Stephen Michael King, Anne James and Alison Lester for the use of their images: