Joanne McCartney

I love reading. As a child reading books transported me to different worlds and different places – it fired my imagination and opened my mind to new ideas and new perspectives. I am always reading, both for my job and for pleasure. Language is important as it’s how we connect and understand each other.

Reading with my own children was a joy, a quiet time away from the bustle of daily life, looking at pictures and words, discovering new characters and stories. I saw how reading together developed their language and listening skills and helped them become independent learners. Above all, reading is fun!