IN these high technology days it’s still comforting to know that books retain their magical power.
Yesterday was World Book Day and we featured dads reading to their children at Hade Edge Junior and Infant School.
It was good to see, but how many dads and, for that matter, mums and other members of the family make time to read to young children and, equally importantly, listen to them read?
Lives are hectic these days and it’s tough to find the time so it’s a case of grab it while you can.
The time will be there if you look for it. Just watch 15 minutes less TV, listen to you child read while you’re cooking or turn it into a fun event with silly voices or even actions.
Reading is as important today as it’s always been and it’s one of those skills everyone needs.
Schools generally do very well to get children up and running with books, but there is also a responsibility at home to make sure the good work is carried on.
And that means the whole family getting involved – mums, dads, grandparents and older brothers and sisters.
After all, it’s far more important than TV or Facebook.