Children from all over Brisbane are invited to take part in the Gold Star and Little Stars Reading Club literacy programs at Council libraries this winter. Both programs commence in libraries on Thursday 1 June and run until Monday 31 July 2023, and they’re free to join!
The Gold Star Reading Club program is designed for children aged 6-12 years and aims to encourage primary school-aged children to read regularly and grow a love of reading. The Little Stars Reading Club is for children aged 0-5 years and their carers, featuring reading challenges which aim to help develop early literacy skills in young children. By reading for a minimum of 10 minutes per day and completing 10 reading challenges, children will receive a medallion and a certificate of achievement at an awards ceremony at the end of the program.
To participate in either program, parents can register their children at their local library or online at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/libraries. Prior to registration, children must become library members, a quick and cost-free process that takes only a few minutes at any Council library.
Did you know that reading for 10 minutes a day exposes your child to more than 600,000 words in one year? Research shows that reading improves a child’s performance in general knowledge, vocabulary, reading comprehension, verbal fluency and spelling. As Dr. Seuss wisely wrote, ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for children to enhance their reading skills, broaden their horizons, and discover the joy of literature. Join the Gold Star or Little Stars Reading Club today and embark on an unforgettable literary journey!