Early childhood (from birth to the year prior to school)
There are two ways to participate in the Early Childhood Premiers' Reading Challenge.
- Early Childhood Services can register children at their centre, or
- The parent/guardian of a child can register the child online.
You do not need to record book titles online. Please keep a record of books read, one month before the challenge ends you will receive an email asking you to login and tick a box to verify 40 books have been read.
To register young children in early childhood for the Challenge, see: Early Childhood - Parent Registration
If your child’s school is participating in the Challenge they can register your child to participate. You can check if the school is registered by searching the list of participating schools, see: Schools Participating In the Challenge
If your school is not going to register, your child can still participate as a home-based reader.
Home-schooled students and home-based readers
A student who is home-schooled or whose school is not participating in the Challenge can register as a home-based reader.
To register, complete the form and return it by mail to the Department, see: Home Based Reader registration and consent form (docx - 1.15mb)
Once your child is registered, you can keep all the information about the books they read on this website. For more information, see: Student Guide to the online system (docx - 419.04kb)