Reading to children can set them on path to success
8 Nov 2011
A recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) report from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) finds that frequency of reading to children may be a good indication of how involved parents are in their child's learning. There is a correlation between parental involvement and how successful the child is in their academic and personal life.
The study reports that students whose parents read to them regularly during their first year at primary school had higher marks in the PISA tests compared to the students whose parents either did not read to them or read to them irregularly. The findings suggest that the more parents interact with their children the better the children's reading performance will be in school.
PISA tests 15 year old students in 70 OECD nations every three years to evaluate quality of education. The test is meant to assess how well students have learned the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in society.
To read the full report go to PISA