“Promoting a love of reading is crucial to lifelong learning and is an important skill from birth to adulthood. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success” The organisation for Economic Co-operation & development
Hardmoor Early Years Centre is committed to promoting all aspects of reading, we have been joining the ‘Share a million stories campaign’. The ‘Share a million stories campaign’ is nationwide with the aim of spreading a love of books and reading for pleasure both in Early Years settings and at home, to make story-sharing the habit of a lifetime. We will be counting how many stories are shared at nursery and at home. We sent home a reading record, for every story you share with your child over the five week period.
That reading for pleasure is in decline as is the number of parents sharing stories with their children
Only 56% of 3 and 4 year olds are read to daily or nearly everyday More information can be found at https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-million-stories