Sunday, 9 October 2011

Volunteer Reading Help

Give a Book is now working in conjunction with Volunteer Reading Help to give books to children who struggle with literacy. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to develop to their full potential and literacy is essential to achieving this in both education and in life.

Give a Book to a Child through Give a Book. Every month a special guest suggests a new book to give.

New research, obtained exclusively by The (London) Standard, reveals that one in three children does not have a book of their own at home…

Regular access to books has a direct impact on pupils’ results, irrespective of parents’ own education, occupation and social class, it was claimed in a major study which analysed more than 70,000 people in 27 countries to gauge the effect of family circumstances on educational chances. The report – published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility – also revealed that having as few as 20 books in the home still had an impact.

The results of this study indicate that getting some books into their homes is an inexpensive way that we can help these children succeed. Even a little bit goes a long way.

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