Your reading journey starts wherever you are
What words come to mind when you think about reading?
Pleasure. Knowledge. Imagination. Learning. Fun. Inspiration. Relaxation. Are there pictures?
The ability to read and write is essential for everything we do in life. Reading happens anytime, anywhere, anyhow – at home in the kitchen, keeping up with friends on Facebook, reading school newsletters, road signs, the mail, or books. We need to read all the time - for work, school and play.
Many of us take reading and writing for granted. However almost 47% Australian adults don't have the literacy skills needed to cope with the complex demands of everyday life. This lack of basic skills reduces the opportunities a person has to succeed at school, in the workplace - it may even impact their health and wellbeing.
Taking a short break to read everyday helps us become better and more confident readers. The better we get at reading the more we enjoy it. When a child is read to regularly by an adult and sees the adults around them reading they learn the starter skills of reading and the value of reading. Creating a reading culture at home and the workplace stimulates creativity and imagination and expands our potential to continue to learn for life.
You are invited to Read! Anytime Anywhere Anyhow to discover or rediscover the joy and power of reading and share the pleasure with friends and family.