As if not knowing our multiple tables wasn’t enough, now it turns out we can’t read either!
More than 10% of the 1,000 parents asked had struggled to understand some words in the stories they had read to their five to 10-year-old children.
Parents said that they made up words they could not read or missed out difficult passages, the survey said.
How difficult is it!?
I really enjoy reading to my nearly-two-year-old daughter. While I realise books of any complexity suitable for ten-year-olds will likely be more challenging than baby stories, in some ways I think they are harder to read! You have to work harder to make them interesting, with tones of voice and changes in volume.
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