Adults and Literacy
Adults who can't read earn lower wages, are more likely to be unemployed, and often depend on social services throughout their lives. Parents living in poverty are two-and-one-half times more likely to have children with reading and language deficits.
In addition, parents are less likely to be involved in their child's education and less likely to read with them on a daily basis. And yet, when parents are involved in their child's learning in school and at home, children do better in school and they stay in school longer.
In fact, being read to as a child is the number one predictor of academic success in school.read more
Book Distribution Program
Provides new books (up to five books to each child per year) to read, share, and cherish.
A child's pride in learning to read is a key element in achieving literacy. By providing children with new books to keep, Books for Kids enhances the relationship between parent and child and the relationship between child and book.
To excite children about reading, books are distributed through motivational events held at partner sites. This year, thousands of children will benefit by motivational reading events that will be held as part of Books for Kids book distribution program.
To date Books For kids has 38 Distribution Centers across Australia