The Matthew Effect and Why Reading is Crucial for Children

Reading should start as young as possible

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Studies have shown that it is essential for your child to read and develop reading skills as soon as possible. Neglecting this can start a learning decline with lifelong ramifications, while good readers reap innumerable benefits.




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Jason Ward

Jason Ward

Freelance Writer, Author, Journalist for 30 years. Mostly lives in Asia., Top writer in History and Culture.

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