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* Australian Reading Hour 2019 *
On Thursday 19 September, stop what you're doing for one hour and pick up a book. We're encouraging all Australians across the country to pick up a book and read for one hour on your own or with the children in your life. In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future. In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea. Take the time to learn, escape and relax.
Ambassadors"I am passionate about the importance of reading for pleasure and believe that every child deserves access to stories that provide them with the tools to understand the world around them." Mick Elliott "Reading, rhyming, singing and talking - beginning from birth - profoundly influence literacy and language development, the foundations of all other learning." Anthony Field "I think the value of reading is sometimes underestimated in our busy lives - we see it as a luxury, something many of us want to do but don't have much time for, but reading is so important and it deserves us to make it a priority." Rachael Johns "Good books aren't just an education, but a gymnasium for human empathy." Benjamin Law "I am excited to be a part of the Australian Reading Hour and that my book Moli det bigibigi will be read by thousands more people. I'm particularly excited because people will be able to read the book in Kriol and in English. Moli det bigibigi is the first book that my grandchildren have read in their own language." Karen Manbulloo "I love writing and sharing stories. My hope has always been that my readers will see themselves in my stories and understand that no matter how confusing or frightening the world may seem at times, kindness, friendship and integrity always win out in the end." Sally Rippin "I love that ARH encourages Australians of all ages to read for one hour, because books inspire the imagination, imagination births creativity and creativity changes the world into what we need it to be for the future. As far as I'm concerned, it all starts with a book." Matt Stanton Take the time to learn, escape and relax.
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