Wednesday, 17 January 2007

The family that reads together...

A new report has been published by the National Literacy Trust to highlight again the importance of parents reading with their children.

Particularly interesting in this article is the focus on the importance of reading with older children. In library land we're all too aware of schemes like Bookstart and Bookcrawl to encourage parents to read with babies and toddlers, but this reasearch shows that continuing this with older children can have a real impact on their performance at school and their likelihood to continue reading.

You can find out more about the National Literacy Trust here, and if you are a parent and you want some advice on children's books then your local library is a good place to start

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