New reading challenge bringing children and their dads together

A four week project where Dads are asked to read with their children is taking Purlwell Infant and Nursery School by storm. The  project is called FRED, which means, “Fathers Read Every Day”.

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FRED has Dads reading with their children for 10 minutes a day in the first two weeks, and then 20 minutes a day for the following two weeks.

This challenge is part of the school’s drive to improve reading and build a love of books in families. Families that fully take part will be entered into a raffle to win a new set of books.

Headteacher, Safeena Nazam said: “We are trying it out with reception children initially, and hope to grow from there if FRED is a success.

It is also really important that dads take part too. Research carried out by the Fatherhood Institute shows that children who grow up with warm, nurturing, and actively involved fathers do better in school, have higher self-esteem, build better relationships with other children, behave better, and grow into happier, more successful adults.”

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