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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Sat 21 February 15

Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequence of boys’ not reading as frequently or as copiously as girls can be dire. NAPLAN data shows girls have consistently outperformed boys in reading across the past six years of assessments. Research also indicates boys are three to five times more likely than girls to have a reading or learning disability. Click here to continue reading.