Nurturing the Love of Reading in the Early Years - Parent Seminar Series 2018-2019
Powered by MindChamps, Leader in Early Childhood Literacy

How to Nurture a Life-long Love of Reading in Your Child
The Importance of Reading in the Early Years

With Keynote Presenters:
Guest Speaker, Renowned Children’s Author, Libby Gleeson AM
Brian Caswell, International Award-Winning Author and Literacy Expert
Trevor H Cairney OAM, Adjunct Professor of Education, University of New South Wales
From the science, to the research,
to the best ways to engage young readers.

A must-attend for all parents of budding readers.

This seminar presents 
3 leading experts
in the field of
Early Childhood Literacy
1. Brian Caswell - Established Author and creator of the world-renowned MindChamps Reading and Writing Program
Brian will give an invaluable insight into what works in Early Childhood, and how you as a parent can reinforce at home what is happening at preschool.

2. Trevor H Cairney OAM - Highly respected Academic with specialisation in Early Language and Learning
Trevor will update the audience on the very latest research and thinking on reading in Early Childhood.

3. Libby Gleeson AM - One of the most renowned children's authors in Australia
Guest speaker Libby Gleeson AM will share her own unique perspective on how to encourage a love of reading in your child.

Date & Time:
Saturday, June 2nd 2018

The Auditorium, Actors Centre Australia, Italian Forum Cultural Centre,
23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Q&A after the seminar.
Afternoon Tea will be served.

Cost: $20 includes GST per adult
Enter your promotional code at registration for discounted or complimentary tickets

KIDS FUN. Bring your little ones!
Reading. Face Painting. Balloon sculpting.
Fun activities for your children during the Seminar. We have educators who will be reading Libby’s books with your children and engaging them in many other exciting activities.
For age 2 and above. Limited Seats. Register Now

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This seminar is the first in a year-long program of events designed to promote the importance of reading in the Early Years. #LovetoRead


About Our Speakers
Libby Gleeson AM
Libby Gleeson AM publishes picture books and longer fiction for young people. Her work has been shortlisted for or has won almost every major literary award in this country and she has been widely published overseas.  Her latest picture book, Clare’s Goodbye was illustrated by Anna Pignataro. In 2012 she published a novel Red which won the Prime Minister’s award. In 2018  she published a novel 1918 about the final year of World War 1.
Libby chairs WestWords, the Western Sydney Children and Youth Literature Project.

She is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. In 2007 she received a Member of the Order of Australia Award for services to literature and literacy education.
Brian Caswell
With more than 40 years of success in education and literacy, Brian is an expert in learning, literacy and creativity programmes around the world. He has written over 200 reading books for children age 3 to 7 and his best-selling novel ‘Only the Heart’ has been studied as an English Literature Text throughout Australia.

As Dean of Research and Programme Development for MindChamps, Brian is the author of the world-renowned MindChamps Reading and Writing enrichment program.

Trevor H. Cairney OAM
Trevor is an adjunct professor of education at the University of New South Wales Australia and President of the NSW Business Chamber. As an author, he has written widely on early learning, training, language acquisition and development. His work includes nine books and over 200 reports, articles and book chapters collected by libraries.

Trevor was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2012.

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