Words for Life

Words for Life - from the National Literacy Trust (UK) - is an excellent resource that provides clear guidance on communication milestones from birth to late primary school. There are plenty of fun activities, recommended books, informative research and an excellent list of nursery rhymes. Check it out. 

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Children’s Book Council of Australia

Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit, volunteer run, organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. The annual awards are an excellent way to stay up-to-date with excellent, contemporary children and young adult literature.

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by notable Australian personalities. Story Box Library is rich with Australian content, designed to entertain children with all the drama, laughter and inspiration a good book can bring.  At the same time, the Library promotes high quality Australian picture books for the curious parent or teacher. NOTE: Subscription required.

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Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards

The Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards aim to promote children’s books as literacy tools, as well as raising awareness of the role of speech pathologists play in helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards promote quality Australian children’s literature; enhance awareness of the role speech pathologists play in language and literacy development; and encourage a love of reading.

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Reading Australia

Reading Australia was created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency to make the very best of Australian literature more available for teachers, librarians, and avid readers too. Reading Australia showcases the work of leading Australia writers and illustrators to enrich our own diverse cultural identity. The online initiative presents a list of over 200 quality titles from many of Australia’s finest authors.

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