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:
"I Will Read to My Kids...If I Ever Find the Time!" by Mary Brigid Barrett
"Kids See, Kids Do! Become a Literacy Role Model" by Mary Brigid Barrett
"Creating a Home Atmosphere That Supports Great Writing" by Mary Brigid Barrett
"Parent Tips for Encouraging Reading and Literacy Development" by Melanie Walski