Every year data is collected from all Books for Kids program sites to determine whether children show a heightened interest in reading, involve their parents in reading activities at home, borrow more books from the library, and show improved vocabulary and writing skills.
Children with literacy problems typically come from low-income families, have no books at home, and have caregivers who are not aware of the importance of reading to their children.
Thousands of children in Australia live in homes without sufficient economic resources to meet basic needs.
One of the simplest things you can do to help your child succeed in life is to read together every day. Don't wait until the child's first day of school to begin at-home reading. The sooner you begin, the smarter your child becomes.