Getting children reading

2008-06-04 00:00

Any structure that is built on shaky foundations is doomed, and so it is with learning to read. Children who fall behind in reading in the early years at school usually stay poor readers in any language, and this affects their subsequent academic performance in all subjects.

Let me suggest five ways in which we can ensure that our children get a good grounding in reading. None of these ideas are “rocket science”, but there is substantial research which predicts that these practices do make a difference.

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