Reading websites & resources

For more information on reading with children, check out these websites:

Raising Children Network

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:

Centre for Community Child Health

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:

National Year of Reading

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.

Honey Ant Readers

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.

Love Talk Sing Read Play, Families NSW

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

Reach Out and Read

American website with tips and advice for parents

Reading is Fundamental / Leading to Reading

American website with lots of audio visual activities

The Little Big Book Club / Raising Literacy Australia

Australian website with lots of ideas, activities and book recommendations

Books In Homes Australia

Focus on the most disadvantaged children and families

Washington Learning Systems

Some excellent free literacy resources, can subscribe to a mailing list

Reading Discovery    

Includes Indigenous specific component

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Indigenous program

Book Start

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

Kids Own Publishing

A not-for-profit arts organisation with a focus on community publishing.