The Reading Hour
August 19th, 2012
Do I read a lot? Ha, that’s like asking me if I breathe a lot. Yes, yes, yes! Try dragging me away from a book to do something unnecessary, like eating or sleeping, and you’ll see what I mean.
If you’re visiting my website, I suspect that you probably read quite a bit too. But not everyone does – which is why August 25th, from 6pm to 7pm, is the Reading Hour! This is part of Australia’s National Year of Reading, and is a call to action to encourage families to read to their children for just 10 minutes a day or one hour a week. And it’s not just about families – it’s an encouragement to everyone to read, and to keep including reading in their lives. Here’s the link.
Maybe you’ve got a little sister or brother who’d like to be read to? Or maybe you could read to your parents for a change – parents hardly ever get read to, poor things. Or how about your grandparents? Or the dog? Or the cat? Go and read to SOMEONE – it’s a really nice thing to do.