Frankston Times 20 July 2021

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Reading challenge beginning

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THE mayor’s reading challenge will begin soon. The challenge runs through August. It is in its eleventh year. Children aged up to five are welcome to get involved. Those who take part in the challenge go into the running to win prizes. Frankston mayor Kris Bolam said “Australian research has found that children who are read to six or seven times a week have a literacy level almost a year ahead of children who are

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not read to at home, and tend to learn more when they start school.” “The mayor’s reading challenge is a great opportunity to read to kids and collect some pretty cool prizes along the way. Everyone who completes the challenge of 60 books receives a free book and goes into the draw to win one of the major prizes. “We encourage parents to make reading interesting by not only sharing children’s books but materials you enjoy. You could read snippets of your

favourite magazine or newspaper out loud, point out road signs or sing nursery rhymes.” Register on the Frankston City Libraries website, or at Frankston, Seaford, and Carrum Downs libraries. For more information visit library. FRANKSTON mayor Kris Bolam with Spencer and Lily, aged 3. Picture: Supplied

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