The Power of Reading to Children began when Lynne Torrie was teaching secondary school students the benefits of reading to children. She then went on to develop a presentation directed at adults responsible for children in the first three years of life, as well as potential parents. The aim of the presentation is to give these adults the skills to build a child’s literacy success.
"I want all parents to be able to give their children the best possible start towards their future. I want every parent to understand the power that they can give to their children simply by providing a caring, positive environment and reading to them every day". As a remedial literacy teacher she works with students who have struggled to grasp the early, basic concepts of reading and writing.
Why do some children find learning to read and write easy and some continue to struggle?
Research has shown that those children who have had books and reading as part of their lives from an early age are the ones who shine. The single most influencing factor in success at school is the involvement of parents.
Many parents have come through school and learned to hate reading because it was too difficult. These parents go on to turn their backs on books and don’t read to their children.
Lynne is available to give her presentation to interested groups.