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International Read to me Day

“It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a child to inspire a village”, Emma Mactaggart

Today we are celebrating ‘International Read to me Day”, this is an international campaign to empower and encourage children to be more proactive in their own literacy by asking the adults surrounding them to read to them and how important it is to be read regularly.

Let’s read every day to our children even when they already know how to read. Let’s share activities that promote literacy and the love of reading.

“No matter what else we tested for the results show that being read to remains an important factor that is not explained away by other factors such as the parents’ education. Children of 4 – 5 years old who are read to 3-4 times a week have reading ages 6 months ahead of children read to once or twice a week. Reading to children nearly every day almost doubles their progress to one year ahead of the group.”

Professor Guyonne Kalb of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research 

So what are you going to read to your child today?