The annual Forbes Reading Day is upon us and across town kids of all ages are preparing for their day to celebrate reading and to raise awareness about the importance of reading to children from birth. Forbes Birth to Kinder Committee has prepared some fun activities for Forbes Reading Day which will be held on Friday 14 August.
All locations for this event will be marked with red balloons. Jess Kittkowske, President of Forbes Birth to Kinder says that Forbes Reading Day is not only an opportunity to celebrate reading but also to talk about the importance of reading to children. “We are asking parents, teachers, schools, businesses and the general public to support
and encourage our families to read to children right from birth so that every child may have a better start to a life of learning,” Jess said.
Families with young children are invited to get out to the Youth and Community Centre in Battye Street at 9:30am for some fun activities and music time, and then head over to the Forbes Town Library for Story Time with “Freeda the Reader” from Central West Libraries. Those who would like to know more or would like a copy of the program are encouraged to contact Marree at Forbes SaCC on 6852 3008 or Jessica Kittkowske at Forbes Community Health on 6850 2233.