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Australian Reading Hour
On Thursday, 19 September, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. Take the time to learn, escape and relax.
In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future. In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.
In Western Australia, there are numerous events occurring across the day, and you can find a list of the on the Australian Reading Hour website.