Dads Urged to Get More Involved in Their Children's Story Time to Give Boys a Boost

For many families story time is a highlight of the day. Sitting together for as little as ten minutes to read books and sing nursery rhymes is enjoyable for parents and is crucial for developing children’s literacy skills.

A child’s first years are a critical time for their communication development and mothers and fathers both have an essential part to play in this. However a new survey by the National Literacy Trust called Early literacy practices at home in 2015: Third annual survey of parents found that half as many fathers (36.6%) as mothers (71.5%) say they have the most influence over developing their pre-schooler’s literacy skills.

While it is promising that more than a third of fathers feel they have most influence over…

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