May is NATIONAL FAMILY READING MONTH. This year our focus is on families reading aloud together. Research shows us that regular reading aloud with family members is a powerful predictor that children will become frequent readers. We also know that the majority of children love it!

Enter the READ ALOUD MORE IN MAY CHALLENGE by reading aloud with your family & friends EVERY DAY in May. $10,000 worth of prizes to be won. 

Have fun reading together and good luck in our prize draw!

This year, Matt Cosgrove is the official ambassador and illustrator for National Family Reading Month!

Watch Matt's inspiring video message!

May is all about families reading aloud together!

Children are never too young, or old for read alouds. The benefits of reading aloud to your children are many, from bonding with your children to helping them strengthen skills in writing, listening, creativity, and more.
According to the Scholastic Australian Kids and Family Reading Report™ more than half of children aged 0–5 (57%) are read aloud to at home 5–7 days a week. This frequency declines to four in 10 kids aged 6–8, and continues to decrease with age. Of those children aged 6–8 whose parents no longer read books aloud at home, half did not want their parents to stop. Read the full report here.
May is the perfect time to set aside time each day to experience stories shared aloud. We encourage families to participate in the Read Aloud More in May Challenge to help build up a regular reading routine.
Go in the draw to win one of fifty $100 book vouchers!
Here's how to participate:
Download the Read Aloud Calendar here so your child can write down the name of the person they read aloud with on each day in May. They can read aloud with family members, friends or even their pets!
Enter the prize draw here
Have a parent sign the Read Aloud Calendar. Keep it as proof of participation in case you are drawn as a winner.

Have fun reading together and good luck in our prize draw!

Full terms and conditions here

25 Teachers will each Win $200 in Scholastic Rewards!

Get your students reading aloud in May!

Photocopy and distribute the reading calendar to your students.

Every student that enters from the class equals one entry into the teachers draw!

Enter the prize draw here

Write down the name of who you read aloud with on each day in May. Download calendar here.
Colour-in the Read Aloud poster illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. Download poster here.
Enter the Draw
Please fill in your details below to enter our student prize draw. The teacher of the participating student will be automatically entered into the teacher draw.

One entry per student. Entries close 31 May.

Full terms and conditions here
Photo credits:
Family Reading together, Monkey Business Images; Multigenerational Family Reading together, Monkey Business Images; Grandmother and child reading,
Monkey Business Images; Boy and girl reading on grass, Tania Kolinko; Mother and daughter reading, Syda Productions; Father reading to two boys, Sergey
Nivens; Girl reading to boy on grass, Anna Nahabed; Mother and son reading with teddy, Tomsickova Tatyana; Two girls reading with baby chicks, Tania Kolinko;
Boy reading with two dogs, Anna Hoychuk; Father and son reading newspaper, George Rudy; Girl pointing at book, Skolova; Grandfather reading to boy, Anna
Lurye; Three children on floor reading, Ilike; Boy and girl reading in the dark, ESB Professional; Mother and child reading, goodluz; Mother and two children
reading, Monkey Business Images; Grandfather and three children reading, Noam Armonn; Family of four with newspaper, Phovoir.
Photographs courtesy Shutterstock.

Competition authorised under NSW permit number: LTPS/17/12090, ACT permit number: ACT TP 17/00404, SA permit number: T17/381