The comedian David Walliams has apparently been drafted in by the government to promote a scheme to encourage primary school pupils to read. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and David Walliams have said that improving children’s literacy should be a ‘national mission’ and say much more is needed to end the scandal of one in five children leaving primary school unable to read properly.
I loved reading as a youngster and loved nothing more than completing a series of stories by an author and hope my son will be the same. It can be hard to find the time as a busy parent to read to your child but this fact has inspired me to ensure I do –
“If you read just one story a day with your child, they will have read 1,862 books by the time they start school. And your child will have an unshakeable love of stories.” Source Stats from School Library Journal Jan 2014