Encourage Reading

Linda Thomas,

THE saddest part of Cate Rose’s letter in the March 22 edition headlined “Sad chapter” seems to be her understanding of who exactly is going to read all these new books she wants purchased.

With both parents in paid employment, and/or using so much screen time, the problem is one of communication.

All the books in the world will not do much good unless someone encourages children to read those books, to love them, to learn from them – the same with school/life skills.

I am not sure why she states that the advertising campaign to encourage parents/caregivers to spend more time talking to or reading to children is “ridiculous”.

Books do not get themselves read or understood.

Many of those parents who need to be reached are in front of screen having “down time” after their busy workdays.