Saturday, 27 July 2013

Read to Children {Mandela Day} 5 / 67 ways to change the world

This one also comes under the category of 'Think of others':
5. Find out from your local library if it has a story hour and offer to read during it.

The Government complains that national Literacy levels are dropping and yet they fail to encourage parents to build the fundamental foundation by reading to their children. I am a teacher and I currently teach 4-5 year olds and I can not overemphasise the clear difference between children who are read to regularly and children who are rarely (or never!!) read to. It is absolutely crazy to me that a parent would not read to their child, but the fact stands that many don't. Reading to a child is the starting point for their Literacy journey because they learn to enjoy stories and the value of reading. 
Give your time (and best dramatic voices!) and offer to read stories at your local library! Here is a blog that gives 10 top tips for reading to children: 
Ronell x
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles William Eliot

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