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Reading Aloud Has Benefits

G.J. Whitehurst, M Senechal, C.E. Snow, A.G. Bus, and many other leading literacy researchers agree that ‘Read Aloud’ (often referred to as shared book-reading) lifts a child’s ability to recognise letters, understand that print represents the spoken word…

Parent Power

The work of Professor John Hattie, notable for his studies on Visible Learning, ranks parent engagement and support as a key factor in a child’s school achievement. Hattie believes that if parent engagement and support is consistent throughout…

Vocab Is Catching

The Importance of ‘Language-Rich’ Conversations International research has found that a young child’s vocabulary, speech patterns and conversation duration closely mimic that of their parents – in fact 86% – 97% of words a toddler (3 year old)…

Research Speaks Loud

The University of Melbourne has found a direct link between parents reading aloud to their pre-schooler and the child’s future reading abilities. This Victoria Department of Education /University of Melbourne research found that “the results indicate a direct…