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Reading dads to become the stuff of legend

Published: 17 August 2018

Reading dads to become the stuff of legend

During late August and September, the Logan community will celebrate the great job dads and carers do in reading with their children.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said Logan City Council Libraries were encouraging the community to participate in Dads Read.

“This national program aims to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of fathers and families reading with their children, particularly in their early developmental years,” Cr Swenson said.

Cr Swenson said dads were encouraged to be their children’s ‘reading legend’.

“Reading just 10 minutes each day makes a difference and strengthens literacy and models positive reading behaviour and build’s children’s self-esteem, especially for boys,” he said.

“Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by reading to them each day.

“A special Dads Read with a beat musical story time will also be held at Jimboomba Library.

“Move and groove with local musicians Mad Mike and Junior, on August 30 from 10.30am.”

Sessions will also be held at the following Logan City Council Libraries:

*Logan Central - August 29 – 10am

*Marsden - August 31 – 10am

*Jimboomba  - August 31 – 10.30am

*Logan West - September 1 – 10.30am

*Logan North - September 1 – 10.30am

To find out more about the national Dads Read initiative and to get some handy tips, go to dadsread.org.au