The presence of books in the home has a greater influence on a child’s level of education than does the parents’ income, nationality, or level of education. Science Direct
On Friday 10 February, dads of students in Year 6 to Year 8 were invited to a scrumptious breakfast followed by an opportunity to hear Paul Macdonald, Master Storyteller and owner of The Children’s Bookshop discuss the importance and benefits of fathers reading to their teenage children.
Psychology Today (16/06/2019) reported that fathers who recommend and discuss books with their teenagers have a positive impact on whether they read and what they read. Studies have also shown that adolescents who read are often motivated to read books their parents are reading or had read in their youth.
Paul stressed the importance of reading for fun and offered some practical advice on where to start, and with which book. He will also give insight into the current book market, reading trends, and what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to books for teenagers.
The thought-provoking seminar drew on the speaker’s personal stories, experience, research, and knowledge to inspire our dads in their reading and relationship with their children.