- August 20, 2012
iPads are cool and sport can be fun, but there’s still nothing like a good book to help young imaginations soar.
If there’s one thing we like above all else at The Infants’ Home, it’s books.
This week, children from all our early education centres will be enjoying the glorious mid-winter weather in our spacious grounds with their heads in a book.
Now in its 67th year, Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia.
Each year, schools and public libraries across the country spend a week celebrating books and promoting Australian authors and illustrators.
Teachers and librarians organise activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
The theme for 2012 is Champions Read, to capture the spirit of the Olympic Games.
There has been a theme for every year since 1945, often to conincide with a big national or international event.
Our favourite Book Week themes since its inception are:
1946 – Books are Bridges
1948 – Books Bring Adventure
1957 – It’s Always Book Time
1975 – Read All About it!
1984 – Books Have it Covered
1996 – Anywhere Anytime Anybook
1998 – Put Yourself in the Picture
2001 – 2001: A Book Odyssey
2011 – One World, Many Stories
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