On Wednesday 2 September, children across Australia are invited to move, shake, sing, and share a book reading of Yu sabi densdensbad? (Can you Dance?) in Kriol by Cheryl Lardy and in English by Play School’s Justine Clarke. Read more
In an age where our lives are so technology-rich, a new study investigates the links between handwriting and other literacy skills in young children; highlighting that the (hand)written word should be the way of the future rather than a shift to paperless schools.
The 2019 NAPLAN National Report, released 25 February 2020, shows a variety of gains at the primary level, though there is still room for improvement in the secondary years.
The State Library Victoria is providing primary schools in need with free transport and access to its dedicated, tailor-made schools’ program, aiming to address Australia’s falling literacy rates by fostering a love of reading from a young age.
A new initiative by Australia Post called The Pen Pal Club aims to improve the literacy skills of primary school aged children by encouraging them to experience the joy of exchanging letters with other students across the nation.