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Research Shows the Importance of Parents Reading With Children Even After They Can Read

Writing in The Conversation (August 28) Margaret Marga explores “why is it so important for us to keep reading with our children for as long as possible?” This would be a great article for your school newsletter.

“Research has typically found that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for young people. Benefits of shared reading include facilitating enriched language exposure, fostering the development of listening skills, spelling, reading comprehension and vocabulary, and establishing essential foundational literacy skills. They are also valued as a shared social opportunity between parents and their children to foster positive attitudes toward reading.”

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