National Year of Reading – Mem Fox on Literacy

I saw this Mem Fox quote on literacy in a library elevator recently and then stumbled upon it again over at the most excellent Jen’s Book Page. I think it’s brilliant and very fitting for Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012.

“If every parent understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent- and every adult caring for a child-read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in our lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.”

Mem Fox, (Reading Magic)


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