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How parents and grandparents can play a role in children and young people’s literacy

ABC Radio National – Life Matters
Broadcast 20 June 2024

According to recent figures from the Grattan Institute, about one-third of Australian children are struggling to read. This alarming statistic will be of concern to parents, grandparents and guardians alike.

In this episode of ABC Radio National’s Life Matters, presenter Hilary Harper speaks with director of Grandparents Australia Anne McLeish and education deputy program director from the Grattan Institute Amy Haywood on how we can best support children in their reading progress. They discuss the best evidence-based methods for teaching children to read.

Listen to the full program here

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