A love of reading linked to getting a good job
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.
Talking to your baby is essential for their development
As part of the launch of the National Literacy Trust's Talk to Your Baby campaign, the trust commissioned research that discovered that one in five expectant parents are oblivious to the benefits of talking to their baby - both in the womb and in the first few months after being born.
Education is 'too exam-focused'
Chairman of the Society of Heads of Independent Schools, Philip Cottam, feels that education is "too exam-focused" and says that there is not much room for "flair, imagination and adventure" within a modern system that applies pressure to "teach to the test".
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