Be their reading legend. Reading just 10 minutes each day makes a difference.

Research confirms reading to children just 10 minutes each day strengthens literacy, models positive reading behaviour, and builds children’s self-esteem about reading (especially for boys).

It doesn’t stop there. You can show your children that you value reading by reading yourself. Having books in your house makes a big difference too. Either books you own or books you borrow from the library remind children of the importance and fun of reading.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is most successful when parents show interest and support their children. Help your child read their 12 books for the year and you will be making a positive difference to their future.

~ Ideas for Families ~

GreatStart

The GreatStart website has been developed to support families with ideas and activities to help make the most of everyday learning and events, especially important in the first five years of their life:

‘We know families are busy so we have ideas for activities that you are already doing, ideas that may be new and will only take a few minutes and others that will take longer. We have also included extra information for you if want to learn more about the literacy and numeracy that your child will be developing and how this will link to learning in later life.

We will continue to add new ideas and activities, including ideas to connect to particular events or occasions. We are also keen to hear from you on the site; how you went, what worked or other ideas that we can share with other families.’

Dads Read campaign: be their reading legend.

Reading just 10 minutes each day makes a difference.

Research confirms reading to children just 10 minutes each day strengthens literacy, models positive reading behaviour, and builds children’s self esteem about reading (especially for boys). Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.

Read more about the Dads Read campaign.

The Smith Family - Let's Read

Let’s Read provides disadvantaged parents and carers with reading books and support to encourage them to have fun reading with their young children. The program also encourages children to develop a love of books and the ability to name letters and play with the sounds of words.

Children learn more when something is shown to them as well as explained, so Let’s Read gives parents and carers clear and simple information by providing a “Share and Show” technique. Participants receive support at four key points in a child’s early years of development – from 4 months, 12 months, 18 months and 3.5 years.

Guidelines and Criteria

Reading Record Forms

PRC Information Brochure

Have a question about the Challenge?

Please email our Premier’s Reading Challenge mailbox or call for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.