For more information on reading with children, check out these websites:
The Raising Children Network is an Australian parenting website full of practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years. Raising Children Network has a variety of articles on reading with children. Have a read of:
The Centre for Community Child Health produces and distributes a wide range of high-quality and evidence-based resources and publications for parents, researchers and professionals that work with children and families. The Centre has a variety of articles on reading with children. Have a read of:
2012 is Australia's National Year of Reading. It's mission is to turn Australia into a nation of readers and encourage a reading culture in every home. Their website showcases activities and events taking place around Australia to encourage reading as well as providing an array of reading resources for children, families and professionals.
The Honey Ant Readers is an exciting and innovative new literacy program developed in collaboration with Aboriginal elders and community that Indigenous learners of all ages can relate to, succeed with, and feel proud of.
The Love Talk Sing Read Play campaign's aim was to raise awareness of how children can best grow and develop, to increase parents' confidence in their parenting skills and to resource services to provide consistent and up to date information about parenting. The Families NSW Love Talk Sing Read Play kit contains evidence-based research that provides parents and carers information on early social, emotional and educational/intellectual development of children, focusing primarily on children aged 0 - 5 years.
Other websites you may find useful
American website with tips and advice for parents
Reading is Fundamental / Leading to Reading http://www.rif.org/
American website with lots of audio visual activities
Australian website with lots of ideas, activities and book recommendations
Focus on the most disadvantaged children and families
Some excellent free literacy resources, can subscribe to a mailing list
Includes Indigenous specific component
British Website that includes a book finder to help select books based on age.
A program that aims to focus on home learning environment and capacity building in parents
A not-for-profit arts organisation with a focus on community publishing.