The annual Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge kicks off today for all kids – from birth (you have to read to them) up to Year 10.
The Challenge involves reading a total of 15 hours over the summer holidays (up until 31 January 2014), which works out at 15 minutes per day.
Here’s some of what the Premier has to say about the Challenge:
This summer, I encourage you to switch off the TV, game consoles and computer and get your children reading for a minimum of 15 minutes a day as part of the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge (in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA).
You can join your children in the Challenge and make reading a family activity. Reading 15 minutes a day will improve children’s reading skills, help them develop a love of reading and keep their minds active over the school holidays.