Dads’ Reading Challenge

Monday 10th August 2020

Dear Dads, Uncles and Granddads

Can you spare 20 minutes on Thursday 3rd September to read a book to your child/ren and a small group of their friends at school?

Book Week Dress Up Day and Parade is Thursday 3rd September.

Straight after the parade we will be having our Dads’ Reading Challenge.

All you have to do is turn up! We will supply the books to read and a place to read to your group!

Dads’ involvement in reading to their children has been shown to have a huge impact on children’s abilities and their development.  Research has shown that children whose dads read to them behave and concentrate better, are more interested in books later on, have wider vocabularies, better problem-solving skills and are even better at maths.

It is also great for our young boys to see some males reading to them at school so they know that reading is not just for the girls!

We love seeing the huge number of dads as we always do at Holy Rosary and would like as many dads as possible to be involved in the Dads’ reading challenge on Thursday 3rd September during our Book Week.

If you are able to spare the time from around 9:00 – 9:20 on Thursday 3rd September to read a book to a small group of around 5 – 8 children (including your own child/ren) could you please reply to the school text or email to , reply to the school text, or call and leave your name at reception and we will contact you with the details in the next few weeks.

All books will be supplied, all you need to do is turn up or stay back after our Book Week dress up parade on Thursday 3rd September and we will give you some books and direct you to your reading group.

Please then feel free to stay on for some morning tea in our undercover area.

Thank you for your support and we hope you can help us set a record in our Dads’ Reading Challenge!

Yours sincerely

Yvette Clifton