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Reading and writing  is a fundamental skill for any child.

So much so that those who found no problem learning cannot understand why others struggle.

Not being able to read as a teen or an adult is not just an embarrassment but a practical disability.

It is a sad fact that many young offenders only learn to read well when in prison.

Ofcourse there can be many reasons for reading failure as a child.

It can be the way it’s taught - without the “fun & excitement” that a good teacher will bring to the process - by careful selection of books [or even comics] to light up that all important early spark.

It can also be allied to a learning disability such as dyslexia or dyspraxia or ADD/ADHD asperger syndrome behavioural disorders.

A child needs to want to read, it’s not just a practical skill - it’s a fun and entertaining one too.

It leads to good computer literacy, better social interaction and individual confidence.

Many children have been stood up in class and made to read out loud - only then to struggle and loose all personal self confidence and pear status.

Being poor at maths, whilst not desirable can be accepted by many, but not bad at reading. So sufferers tend to hide away, cover up [sometimes very well - many performers I have worked with had these problems] and often can be bullied.

On a positive those who find the joy of reading will often remember the teacher long after school - it’s a gift that just keeps on giving.

This section covers various aspects of literacy and the literature both now and in the past.

Enjoy reading it!!

          “Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road,      I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading”.

Bill Gates