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Child care book week 2020

Book Week 2020: How to develop a child’s love of reading

Book Week celebrates Australian children’s literature and promotes the value of books for the education, enjoyment and enlightenment of children. Across the nation, children, educators and families are invited to take part in Book Week between the 17th and 23rd October 2020. This year’s theme of Curious Creatures, Wild Minds encourages children to expand their imagination through their curiosity!

Children are innately curious and imaginative beings and are eager to make new discoveries.  Marvelling in a fictional world of infinite possibilities opens their minds to astounding adventures, magical mysteries and exciting escapades. Opportunities to build new knowledge through non-fiction texts are endless as children can explore their own interests.

Throughout Book Week, children have the opportunity to participate in a range of experiences to celebrate books and learn about Australian authors and illustrators. Becoming familiar with the writing and artwork of both past and present authors and illustrators highlights their wonderful work and unique contribution to children’s literature.

As children’s first teachers, families are in an advantageous position to read to their child from birth and in turn positively influence their future educational outcomes. Establishing a regular reading routine enables families and children to form a love for sharing books together. When reading aloud, families form closer bonds and create a nurturing environment, fostering a sense of belonging and wellbeing.