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14. A book at bedtime

Books breed brilliance. Parents who read, raise children who succeed. A minor investment, just twenty minutes a day, will bring major returns.

If you read to your children, they’ll have better concentration, longer attention spans, richer imaginations, increased independence, enhanced written and spoken communication skills and the greatest range of choices and opportunities.

Fostering a love of books in your child or children could be your greatest legacy. Nothing rivals reading for its ability to develop your child’s imagination and increase his or her vocabulary, the building blocks of thought and communication. Books provide a flavour of worlds and periods of time, past and future, otherwise unavailable. Time spent ...

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