Welcome to my latest blog
We know that reading to our kids is a good thing. There are so many studies, papers and research documents that tell us so. My books are aimed at pre-school age and the benefits of children being exposed to books at this early age are incredible:
- A stronger relationship between parent and child – there really is no other feeling like it, snuggling up at bedtime to read a book;
- Numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education;
- Better communication skills;
- More logical thinking skills;
- It calms children;
- Early reading for toddlers has been linked to a better grasp of the fundamentals of language as they approach school age; and
- Enhanced concentration and discipline
And there’s loads more.
Save the Children have produced a really interesting and challenging campaign called “Read on. Get on” (https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/The_Power_of_Reading.pdf) which is to ensure every child is able to read well when they leave primary school by the year 2025. As they point out, a fifth of all children in England, and close to a third of the poorest children, are unable to read well when they leave primary school.
I think this is a fantastic initiative so I’m going to see what I can do to help. I completely believe in the power of reading and I’ll let you know how I get on.
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