Raising Literacy Australia’s programs are designed to promote early literacy development and a lifelong appreciation of books and reading.
Results from the 2011/2012 ABS Literacy and Numeracy report show that 44% of Australians aged between 15-74 years have low literacy levels.
A powerful way our community can work to improve literacy levels is to start reading with young children from as early as possible. Positive early experiences such as reading, singing, playing and talking helps children’s brains to develop the necessary neural connections that lay the foundation for future learning and literacy development.
From birth to three years is where we can have the greatest influence on a child’s future and their ability to reach their full potential, which is why programs that support families to engage and read with their children are so important.
Raising Literacy Australia manages two key programs: