The Kids’ Book Club
As a Rotarian, I have become aware of a wonderful initiative that is making it possible for disadvantaged children to be exposed to good quality literature. It is called ‘The Kids’ Book Club’. This initiative is responsible for children under eight years old receiving a good quality picture book each month.
We all know how important it is for children to be exposed to good quality literature before they start school. We would all like to think that most children are read to on a daily basis before they start Prep – but this is not always the case. These children miss out on the basic skills of how to hold a book, concepts about print and most importantly, a love of reading. Sadly, most will not catch up.
Another child’s future . . .
For $25 a month, anyone can join The Kids’ Book Club and build a child’s library. Each month you’ll receive an exciting new book selected by early-learning specialists to best suit the age and stage of development for your child, and foster a love of reading.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing that each time a book arrives through the post to your child, a disadvantaged child will receive the same book.
This program, an initiative of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, has been supported by Rotary, government grants and private sponsors.
My Rotary club recently launched ‘Imagination Library’ at Kaleidoscope Kindy, Goodna.