The Reading Hour is an annual initiative held on the Saturday after Book Week every August. Designed to encourage parents and carers to read to children, it's a great excuse to grab a pile of books and get reading.
Children who are read to from an early age have real life advantage.
Developing a love of books expands the hearts, souls and minds of our children, and is vital for full literacy.
See KBR Founder and author Tania McCartney talking about how important it is to read to kids in the above video, and don't miss KBR's fabulous week-long KBR Reading Hour Photo Challenge, on our Facebook page from Saturday 17 August, 2013. You could *win some books from Random House! Stay tuned for more.
Tania will be reading with her own kids during The Reading Hour, and will be posting photos of each book they read, live on Instagram (followgram.me/taniamccartney or @taniamccartney). If you don't do Instagram, you will be able to see the photos on her blog from around 8pm that same night.
The Reading Hour. Saturday 24 August 2013, from 5pm to 6pm. Come along and join people from all over Australia as we read to our book-loving children.
See www.thereadinghour.org.au for more.
*available to Australian residents only.