How to build children’s word power through reading and communication

Data from the National Education Evaluation and Development unit in 2013 revealed that 13 percent of Grade 5s (11-year-olds) were illiterate.

Parental expert Nikki Bush says that as a nation we cannot produce another generation that is illiterate.

Knowledge is power and if you can read you can have access to knowledge

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

We start creating a literate child from the way we speak to them and then they grow through the process.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

It is important that we give children the gift of reading, once they’ve got it nobody can ever take it away

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

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