Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year! Resolve to Read to the Kids in Your Life This New Year!

Reading to Children Has Long Impact, Says OECD Study

Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15, says an international study.

BBC reports that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development analysis examined the long-term impact of parental support on literacy. Discounting social differences, the study found children with early support remained ahead in reading. It found a strong link between teenage reading skills and early parental help. Click here to read the entire article on the BBC website.

Literacy Advice, Tips, and Resources
For authoritative and practical tips on making literacy a priority at home and helping your kids become life-long readers, check out these articles provided by the NCBLA: