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

14 December 2015 11:35 AM

Nikki Bush looks at the importance of building children’s word power to help them understand the true meaning of the words.

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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14 December 2015 11:35 AM