In this episode, we dive in to all things "books and reading".
We are encouraged as parents to read to our children from day 1, but just why is it so important? Is the benefit of reading purely academic or is there another side to it that perhaps far outweighs this?
How do we encourage our children to continue to read as they grow and develop into teens and young adults?
Lucy Lewis from BookTrust joins our host Roger Gowdy to shed some light on these and other questions.
Many thanks to all who contributed to this episode - Lucy Lewis, Carolyn Gowdy, Ciaran Traynor, and our fabulous readers, Finn Gowdy, Taliah Bittle and Caleb Bittle.
For further information on BookTrust go to www.booktrust.org.uk.
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