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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This article first appeared on 702 : How to build children’s word power through reading and communication