Children who surf the internet are better readers

PARENTS might label it a waste of time but the hours spent surfing the internet, chatting online, and even on the dreaded Facebook appear to improve children’s reading skills.

An international online reading test conducted by the organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD), a group of 17 industrialised nations including Australia, found that moderate computer use at home, either doing schoolwork or socialising, increased children’s reading skills, particularly among boys. =>

Let’s Make Australia A Reading Nation – The Wiggles

G’day everyone! May 23-27 is Australian Library and Information Week and we would like all parents to get involved! Getting your children to love books and reading from an early age is one of the best things we can do to help them develop good literacy skills. It’s as easy as singing songs together, making up stories, or borrowing books from your local library.

Great video in support of a worthy cause