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Reading promotes parent-child bonding

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 14/08/12

Tweddle loves reading

According to the Centre for Community Child Health, there are many vital reasons to read to your child, especially from a very young age. Reading to your child impacts a child’s future literacy skills, provides intensive language exposure, supports language development and promotes parent-child bonding and attachment.

There are strong links between literacy, school performance, self esteem and life chances. Poor literacy skills are associated with generally lower education, earnings, health and social outcomes as well as being linked to high rates of unemployment, welfare dependence and teenage parenting.

Children's book week is August 18th - 24th.  Find out what's happening at your local library - you'll find their contact details here

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