Paint the Town Read!
The reading egg has been making its way around Moree and has arrived at the Moree Community Library where it will spend the school holidays.
Visit the egg at the library these school holidays and be sure to read to it to help it grow and eventually hatch!
More than 20% of Australian children arrive at school without the skills necessary to make the most of their early education. In some communities the figure is much higher. Research shows that no matter how good their subsequent teaching, these children can fall further and further behind. They may struggle with literacy, employment, health and happiness for the rest of their lives. Paint the Town REaD works to overcome this by motivating communities across Australia to read, talk, sing and rhyme with their children so they’re ready to learn to read and write at school.
More information at http://www.paintthetownread.info/