"According to Unesco (the United Nations agency which promotes knowledge), the biggest single indicator of whether a child is going to thrive at school and in work is whether or not they read for pleasure."
I have to say that I tend to agree with this finding ...
" 97% of secondary teachers thought parents could do more to encourage their child to read"
I was shocked to discover my neighbour, a primary deputy head was asked why his infant daughter didn't seem to want to read in class ...he had to admit that his children never saw him or his wife reading in the home!
Do GNetters ...that have access to their grandchildren...take the time to read with/to their grandchildren ...beyond the school 'home reader'? Even take them on visits to the library for reading groups during the holidays??
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