Superman, super reader event held at St Peter’s Primary School

PUBLISHED: 08:30 14 October 2018

Dads reading books at St Peter's Primary School. Deputy head teacher Phll Lea (centre) led an event aimed at increasing dads' involvement in youngsters reading. Picture: St Peter's Primary School

Dads reading books at St Peter's Primary School. Deputy head teacher Phll Lea (centre) led an event aimed at increasing dads' involvement in youngsters reading. Picture: St Peter's Primary School

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A special reading event for dads has been held at St Peter’s Primary School with the aim of encouraging them to help their children’s appreciation of books.

The ‘Superman, Super Reader’ event at the Budleigh Salterton school saw a number of dads read the books their children have been reading.

They were also told by deputy head teacher Mr Phil Lea about the importance of children’s access to books and that reading is valued by dads.

The event was held to encourage dads to get involved in their children’s reading and actively encourage young people to read books.

According to research done by Mr Lea, fathers read less with their children than mothers.

A survey for Reading Connects found that mothers were more engaged with their children’s reading than fathers were. Not only were fathers less likely than mothers to encourage children to read more, but fathers were also seen to be reading less than mothers.

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