Year of Reading 2012
Love2Read is a collaborative project joining public libraries, government, community groups, media and commercial partners, and the public. We link together all the great things that are already happening around books, reading and literacy, and giving them an extra boost, with inspirational programs and events taking place across the country. Visit the Love2read website for more information http://www.love2read.org.au
The Reading Hour 2013
Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week is our aim for The Reading Hour on the 24 August 2013. We know it's not always possible for parents to share a book at bedtime with their children, but if you can manage 10 minutes most nights, your child will have the best chance of becoming a good reader, with all the social and educational benefits that brings.
Most of our brain development happens between birth and three years of age, so it's not enough to assume that your children will learn to read when they get to school. Parents need to share stories and rhymes right from day one – and a good way of finding out more is to join storytimes, rhymetimes, baby bounce and toddler sessions at your local library.
The Reading Hour is for everyone and there will be events and activities for all age groups.
Visit your local library and bookstore to find out what events and activities are taking place.
About the resources on this page
The multicultural resources listed below provide links to literacy and numeracy activities, nursery rhymes and songs, language ebooks, information on learning English as a second language, and bilingual and multilingual reading resources.
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Find translated information on the importance of reading as well as stories, songs and games for children in many languages
201 literacy and maths tips
Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Online translated information providing literacy and maths tips to help families support their child's learning at home and at school. It provides practical activities for families to do with their child at home and questions they can ask their child to help them learn. The translations are separated into age groups Before School – Year 2 and Year 3 – Year 6
Activities to promote literacy
Embracing Diversity: Songs and rhymes in 15 languages
Burnaby Public Library Canad
Keep your language alive
Translated into Arabic,Bengali,French, Spanish and Turkish
Kids Own Publishing (KOP)
A national not for profit arts organisation motivated by the belief in the power of of self publishing to build a community of strong creative young readers. Explore their projects.
The Little Big Book Club
The Little Big Book Club has teamed up with some of Australia's favourite authors and illustrators to create three fantastic e-books that can be read online and in a range of languages.
Making Multicultural Australia
A site designed for teachers but with many ideas to inspire library programs
This English site includes links to resources in many languages
Pasifika Digital Legends
Traditional stories retold digitally in English, Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fijian, Niue, and Māori
Tumble Book Library
Online children's books in French, Chinese, Spanish and Russian
Multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections
A suite of multilingual opensource software for libraries to build and distribute digital library collections.
Library Press Display
Newspapers from 92 countries in 48 languages
World Digital Library
explore online collections around the world