Let the ripples spread—In 2016 our target is 12,000 books delivered through our community partner organisations and services 2015 was enormous and successful, we thank all our supporters for making it possible.
The early years in a child's literacy development are a critical time for enjoying the world of story-telling and instilling a lifelong love of books. Our Book Buzz Program is about supporting families with the skills and tools to read and share books with their babies and toddlers.Through the activity of story time and sharing books, young children develop language skills, they gain experience with books and important reading behaviours are modelled.
“We have seen much more engagement in books with our children, they have learnt to attend to books, turn pages, listen to a story, point to pictures.
Many are developing vocabulary around the books and their parents are showing increased skills in modeling language,”.
Angela Studer, Speech Pathologist, WA Country Health Service
“My personal experience is that the children are so keen to read, learn and explore through the books.
This program is significant. This program responds to social inequity and is making a difference.”
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) acknowledges First Nations peoples and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations. In particular, ILF acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our head office is based in Sydney.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation further recognises the important role that language and storytelling have for culture and community, and the responsibilities that come with our work in these areas. If you notice any information you believe is inaccurate, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with the
Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status.
ABN 45 146 631 843.