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The Headteacher: Links between books – and reading

Gavin Chappell, headteacher at The Market Weighton School

Gavin Chappell, headteacher at The Market Weighton School

Which is a more reliable method of guaranteeing your child’s future educational achievement: Having a large number of books in your home or reading to your child every night from a young age?

We all, of course, know the importance of being able to read fluently.

It opens up a child’s ability to access all of the different subjects they will study at school, it is a skill that will be used every day of their lives and is a passport to their future (successful) careers.

That is not to mention the link between reading and creativity and imagination, the way in which reading helps build a wide and rich vocabulary or develop the skill of empathy. Then there is the entertainment to be enjoyed from a good book; reading for pleasure - pure and simple.

Read Gavin’s full article in today’s (3 April) people’s paper.

 

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