Reading to success

Published on 07 June 2021

Reading to success

“Reading aloud with your child has proven to be one of the most valuable ways to set them up for success and help them develop a lifelong love of reading,” says Woodcroft Library Team Leader Kathrin Davidson.

Woodcroft is one of six City of Onkaparinga libraries that offer free storytime sessions for toddlers and babies, and Kathrin says there are a range of benefits the sessions offer.

“Research has shown children whose parents read to them when they’re young learn to speak, read and write more easily,” she says.

“The most important stage of brain development is between birth and three years of age, with 90 percent of brain development taking place between birth and five years of age.

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