Parenting rollercoaster: Reading and your child

Of all the leisure activities that children pursue, reading and listening to stories stands out as one that holds many benefits for them, whatever their age. Those benefits include:

30th August, 2008

Of all the leisure activities that children pursue, reading and listening to stories stands out as one that holds many benefits for them, whatever their age. Those benefits include:

* Concentration skills, which are vital to success – both academically and socially. The child who is able to concentrate for long periods of time is more likely to succeed academically. Socially, the ability to concentrate is also important.

* Listening skills, which are also vital to...

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