United Way Book-a-thon
Donate to your favourite title below to help all children start school ready to succeed
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The early years are critical for brain development and will have a profound impact on the next 80 years.
A healthy and positive start to life provides the foundation for all future learning, behaviour and health. Exposure to books is an essential developmental building block for children 0-5.
That’s why we continue to focus on early literacy to ensure all children have the best chance to thrive.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is the ideal resource to foster reading in the home which is essential to start school ready to learn. In 2020, within 6 months of receiving the Imagination Library:
- Caregivers spending quality time as a family with books increased from 4% to 81%.
- Children were 6 times more likely to initiate self-directed book time.
- 58% of caregivers reported the IL increased the child’s vocabulary.
Your support will enable us to continue to support thousands of Australian children every month, so please donate to our End of Year appeal today by choosing one of the books to sponsor below.
“This program has been a wonderful support in our aim to focus on our children's developing language skills with a particular focus on oral language and rich verbal interactions involving books.”
Donating $10 to the Imagination Library will help United Way provide books to Australian children ensuring they start school ready to read, learn and succeed.