Children’s Literacy in Bendigo
The State of Bendigo’s Children report (2013) shows that Bendigo children rate lower with literacy and language skills than the Victorian average.
Low literacy and language levels in children aged 0-5 years can impact negatively on future educational attainment, social, health and employment outcomes.
Early achievement of literacy and language skills can be improved with access to books and rich, nurturing language opportunities for babies and toddlers prior to starting school.
Children’s language development is everybody’s business.
Get involved with supporting early literacy. Fundraise, donate, organise book drives, promote literacy and create opportunities for children to engage with reading and literacy activities in your local community.