On Wednesday 25 July, leaders in literacy, policy, education and research gathered at the State Library of New South Wales to launch the new book Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling. Co-edited by eminent literacy experts, Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM, Dr Robyn Wheldall and Dr Jennifer Buckingham OAM, this comprehensive book ensures that the science behind how reading works and its application is available to all.
We all want to set our children up for success at school. Luckily, reading picture books to your children is a fun and easy way to ensure they start out on the right foot.
MultiLit Research Unit research fellow, product developer and author Dr Anna Desjardins (Notley) tells us why it is so important to read aloud to children from a young age.