Rosie Cooper MP welcomes more help to make sure all local children can get the help they need to learn to read.
Rosie Cooper, Labour MP for West Lancashire, said:
“When I read with my nieces and nephews when they were younger I could see the difference it made to them as they learnt about the world outside and their imagination began to grow and develop. We must make sure everyone has that opportunity.”
“But reading well is a crucial skill as well as a pleasure. And its one that many of us take for granted. We have a responsibility to make sure every child can deal with all the different challenges of the modern world."
“That is why I’m backing the new scheme that will give intensive help for the children who need it to help them learn to read."
“I urge local parents to get involved too – in their schools, helping their children to make the most of the support available; and at home reading together as a family.”
Alan Johnson, Labour’s Education Secretary, said:
“Being able to read well is fundamental to anyone’s education but it can also be a joy. It can open up children’s eyes to fresh perspectives and make them curious about the world."
“Research has shown that a love of reading improves a child’s life chances and that when children read for pleasure it improves their school results across the curriculum”.