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Duffy schools and kids have written heaps of letters about what books mean to them.
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The vision of the Duffy Books in Homes Ready for Reading (R4R) programme, is to inspire a love of books in Duffy children so they become adults who inspire a love of reading in others.

The programme aims to do this by creating and enhancing the desire for children to read through book ownership. Providing books to preschool children to take home helps promote and encourage families to engage and participate with their child's reading.

Our aim is to have five-year-old new entrants who are starting school familiar with books and ready to read!


Licensed and/or chartered Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centres with a 1-4 equity rating or in close proximity to a primary school on the Duffy Books in Homes programme are eligible to join the R4R programme. All children on the programme choose their own brand new books to take home and keep. ECE Centres pay a small portion of the cost of each book ordered with the remainder being subsidised by sponsorship found by Duffy Books in Homes.

There are two Book Offers a year around the second and the third quarters of the year. Our book supplier sends brochures and order forms to ECE Centres so children can make a considered choice. Children chose two books from each offer.

It takes approximately four weeks from the time orders are placed to when the books arrive. Books are presented to children at mat times or special get-togethers organised by the ECE centre - these often include children's parents and sometimes a special guest.

Read about it! is the Duffy Books in Homes newsletter. It keeps sponsors, centres and supporters up to date and includes news, upcoming events and loads of pictures! Click here to check out the latest news and events.

‘Read About It' is the Duffy song penned especially for Duffy kids to sing at Duffy events and assemblies. They love this very catchy song and are so proud of it. "Tall as a Totara, Duffy kids can read around the world!" Written and composed by Jan Hellriegel, Toi Iti and Dave Dobbyn, performed by Jackie Clarke and Rikki Morris.






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