Popular children’s author and illustrator Karin Littlewood will be supporting the Kumon Wembley Central World Book Day event on 9 March 2013.
Opening a book that has no connection to your regular routine and immersing yourself in its content can bring numerous benefits for both you and your children.
Reading skills are critical for children’s development, and consecutive studies have shown a link between competency in reading and overall attainment.
Literacy is based on a combination of speaking and listening, reading and writing which are skills that parents can develop as part of their everyday routine.
Children of any age can appreciate works of fiction and, by reading or being read too, are able to improve their language skills so it is important to find a way to help children develop good reading habits.
The time you spend with your children while you read them a book is likely to not only improve their reading skills, but also benefit their well-being and self-confidence.
Knowing whether your child has reading difficulties can be hard to spot. Follow these tips and find out what steps to take to help your child.
Reading is something that your children will use every single day for the rest of their lives, so the more they practise and improve on it, the more it will benefit them later on in life.
A report from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that a crucial difference between students who perform well in the PISA reading assessment and those who perform poorly lies in whether they read daily for enjoyment, rather than in how much time they spend reading.
Researchers at Nuffield College, Oxford University, claim the findings from their study prove a clear link between reading for pleasure and getting a good job. The study analysed the responses of 17,200 people born in 1970 who gave details of their extra-curricular activities at age 16 and their jobs at age 33.