Deepen the conversation: Reading to children


Research shows that reading to a child from an early age contributes to language, critical thinking and literacy development. Half a child’s brain growth occurs between birth and age four, which makes this a crucial time for parents, carers and educators to foster a love of writing, illustrations and stories with children.

More than any other single skill, the ability to read allows a child to succeed in school, learn about the world, function in society, and someday participate successfully in a workplace.

Join Mem Fox and Jodi Finucan as they explore the role reading plays in the literacy development of children. Panellists will present practical advice on making reading an integral part of life from infancy and share ideas for reading games and activities that foster learning and creativity.

When: Thu 16 Feb 2012 6.00 - 7.45pm
Where: slq auditorium, Level 2
Duration: 1:47:48 hr

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