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World Book Day helps raise awareness of the importance of reading - Kelly

1 March, 2018 - by Catherine Kelly

Sinn Fein MLA Catherine Kelly and Spokesperson for Children and Young People has stressed the importance of reading in the early years of a child’s life.

Speaking on World Book Day the West Tyrone MLA said:

“World Book Day provides an excellent opportunity for all of us to raise the awareness of the importance of reading in a child’s development and in expanding their horizons.

“Young children are naturally inquisitive and have a thirst for knowledge from a young age. It is essential that all of us, whether we are parents, carers, teachers, must all be involved in ensuring children have access to books.

“Events such as World Book Day can play an important role in involving schools and parents and carers to use books in a fun and interactive way." ENDS/CRÍOCH

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