Generation Xbox: ‘Alarming’ drop in fathers helping children to read

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Posted by: Sue Atkins

There’s an alarming study out by The Literacy TrustĀ  showing a drop in the number of fathers encouraging their children to read šŸ™

The study by the National Literacy Trust shows one in three dads give no reading encouragement to their children to read at all – a 30 per cent increase over the past seven years.

Sadly a similar number are never seen with a book in their hands !

As a former Deputy Head and Primary School Class Teacher,Ā  I believe Dads areĀ jeopardising their childrenā€™s chances of learning to become fluent readers. Study after study shows that thoseĀ  children whose parents encouraged them to read had higher literacy standards.

Read more here inĀ The Independent

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