National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 16th successful year, this event aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP said the skill of reading is one for life and in addition to the educational benefits, reading is also a great past time for relaxing and enjoyment.
“As a primary school teacher, I know that the development of literacy for children is a key focus for teachers as most other skills are developed from this platform. To see so many community groups, pre schools and primary schools participating in this annual activity is a great indication of the importance placed on this essential skill”, said Mr Toole.
In 2015 over 500,000 children at over 3,100 locations across Australia took part in National Simultaneous Storytime enjoying a range of supporting educational activities, songs, games, dress ups and lots of fun. You can register to take part in the program by visiting membership.alia.org.au/events/event/national-simultaneous-storytime-2016