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Launch event with Campaign Ambasasdors!

9Th April 2013

IMG_1186.JPGThe Let's Read National Early Literacy Campaign launch this morning at The Royal Children's Hospital saw children, families and early childhood professionals coming together to read, play and learn with books. Launching the campaign, Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director of The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child, said pre-school literacy was critical for helping children learn to read later in school.

Campaign ambassadors Jay Laga'aia and Liz Ellis engaged children and their families in book readings and early literacy activities during the day. Let's Read Champions Gorgi Coghlan, George Donikian, Jeanette Rowe, Michael Rowland and Nathan Lovett-Murray attended the event showing their support for the campaign that engages families, professionals and communities to promote reading with children from birth.IMG_1216.JPG

Following the official proceedings The Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute facilitated the Let's Read passport activity with children and their families, an activity that encourages families to share rhymes, songs and stories with their children every day.

See images from the Let's Read Campaign launch at the Royal Children's Hospital.