Scholastic Morningside Warehouse Hosts Children’s Book Sale

Kids and parents will be treated to two days of massive discounts during Scholastic Australia’s warehouse sale. Children’s books will go for as low as 50 per cent off their original retail price. Customers can fill a box with selected books for only $40. Options range from picture and chapter books, novels and activity items.

The sale will be held from 17th of November, from 7:00 am until 5:00 p.m., until the 18th of November from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Entry to the event is free. The venue is at Unit 2, 350 Lytton Road Morningside.

Importance of Reading With Your Kids

A father reading to his child
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A 2016 study published in the Australian Journal of Education has found that some children are affected when parents stop reading stories to them. A survey of children aged 8 to 11 years old, in the upper primary school grades of Year 4 and 6 in Australia, found that some kids regretted the lost opportunity of having their parents read a book to them.

Anna has shared that her mother stopped reading to her when she started reading on her own. She said that she regretted losing her alone time with her mum. Another child, Jason, has shared: “They kind of stopped when I knew how to read. I knew how to read, but I just still liked my mum reading it to me (sic)”.

As one of the sadder cases, Hayden had no one to read with. This has resulted in poor pronunciation and comprehension and insecurity issues. Not having anyone has always frustrated him.

“Because some words I can’t understand. I just try to sound them out, but once I sound them out, I can’t get it. But some of the words are so easy that I just read. Read them. But I…when I’ve got a word that’s bad, I just skip it, go back, and once I see the same word, I’ll skip it, and I’ll go back pages. I’ll try to sound it out. Then I’ll go back. Then I might read the whole thing again”.

Some children, on the other hand, say that reading aloud to their parents is relaxing. They also think that reading to them makes their parents happy. Marco said that his mum gets really delighted when he reads to her. Kara, on the other hand, likes reading to her friends and her classmates. She reads a “happy book” to them when they are upset.

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Children who enjoyed books
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The warehouse book sale is an annual activity held by Scholastic Australia to help promote reading and the love of books among children and families.

Scholastic Australia has been in the children’s publishing industry for more than 45 years. It is a part of Scholastic Inc., which publishes and distributes children’s books across the world. It is currently building its name in the new media industry as it starts to produce and license content for films, TV, online platforms, and other related online materials.

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