Free books for Victoria’s toddlers

Victoria’s toddlers will receive around 280,000 free books over the next four years, thanks to a $2.1 childhood literacy program from the State Government.

A literacy pack containing a rhyme booklet, information on libraries and the first consignment of books–Jeannette Rowe’s Whose Nose? Feet? Ears? (ABC Books)–will be distributed to 800 maternal and child health centres next week.

‘All studies show children have a much easier time with literacy at school when they are already familiar with activities like reading at home,’ Deakin University education lecturer, Leonie Rowan, told The Age.

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.