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Helping NZ become the World’s Most Literate Nation

25 September 2008

Helping NZ become the World’s Most Literate Nation

Since the launch of Read to your Kids earlier this month many school have registered there interest and begun promoting this initiative. Over 160 schools nationwide have begun promoting this to parents and their communities. Early childhood centres have also been excited about the promotion and are having displays and promotions with their children. Registrations are coming in from throughout the country. Last week the Patron Roger McClay visited the Gardens School in Manurewa and talked about the campaign, gave away some books and read to the classes. Families are giving feedback on how they love the package and want to get into a habit of reading aloud to their children.

Remember the aim of Read to your Kids is
• To encourage and support parents who read to their kids.
• To raise awareness of the value of reading aloud to children.
• To help NZ children become better readers
• To improve adult awareness of their responsibility as literacy role models
• To support New Zealanders in improving the quality of family life

Family Registration is $20 and the fee is a donation to Charitable Trust so a tax receipt available. Families then receive a Read to your Kids pack including
1. A 40 page booklet containing information on
2. Book (A list of 10 will be provided to choose 1 from that will be sent to the family)
3. Family bookmark and pen
4. Continuing 20% discount for HarperCollins Books
5. Vouchers for parents
For more information or to register go to


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