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World Read Aloud Day




Somerset Times Edition

Week 5,
Term One, 2016

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On Wednesday 24 February our Junior School took part in World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries. It was established in 2007 with the aim of motivating children, teens and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words.

The benefits of reading to children, even for just a few minutes each day, have been proven time and again. Children that are read to from a young age consistently have better vocabularies, cognitive ability and schooling outcomes.

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With the Somerset Celebration of Literature just over ten days away, the focus here in the KIP is very much once again on literacy and our great Australian authors.

The gift of a bedtime story for your child each night has never been easier now that eBooks are so accessible. All you need is a smart phone or tablet and an Internet connection and you can access hundreds of age-appropriate eBooks via the Somerset College Library website at any time of day, from anywhere in the world.

We have recently added over 130 mew titles to our eBook library, including several by our Celebration of Literature authors, so now is a great time to familiarise yourself with their work.

Click here to see just how easy it is to get stared with Somerset Library eBooks and happy reading!

Book Covering Morning – Volunteers Needed!

We have been on a shopping spree and we have approximately 100 brand new books for the Junior School that need to be covered. If you can spare an hour or two after drop-off on Thursday 3 March, please pop into the KIP (Library) as we would love some help. We’ll buy the coffee!

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