Welcome to the 2013 Premiers’ Reading Challenge
The 2013 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open
The current and past premiers proudly support this important literacy initiative and declare the ninth annual Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge open.
In 2013, for the first time infants and pre-prep children are being encouraged to join the Challenge.
Last year over 220,000 Victorian students read more than 4 million books. Hopefully this year’s Challenge will inspire even more children and young adults than ever before to foster a love of reading.
The Challenge is not just about reading in English. The Challenge is open to reading in any language. Students can read, or be read to, children’s stories in Arabic or Spanish, classic comedies in French, the Ramayana in Hindi, Chinese poetry and more.
Let the reading adventure begin.
Reading to Young Children: A Head-Start in Life
Did you know that reading to young children every day has enormous benefits for their brain development, thinking skills and language? Young children who are read to regularly also do better at school according to a study conducted by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. To find out more, see: