Learning to read is learning how to live – from DRUM

LGetting your children to read does far more than improve their test results – it also teaches them invaluable life lessons about morality and empathy, writes Kevin Donnelly.

An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development report titled Let’s Read Them A Story analyses the test results for 15-year-old students in literacy across 65 countries and argues, “Students show a better ability to read and learn when their parents are involved in their education and when parents themselves value reading.”

The report also argues, “Parental involvement when children are entering primary school is strongly associated with reading performance and even more with instilling a sense of enjoyment of reading in children.”

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