Reading adds up Abbotsford BC

The following contains education information you should know about how reading adds up. Read on if you or a loved one is already in or preparing to start school in Abbotsford.

Triangle Community Resources Inc
(604) 859-0033
33760 Essendene Avenue
Abbotsford, BC
Abbotsford Dance Centre
(604) 855-7861
2375 West Railway Street
Abbotsford, BC
Young Drivers
(604) 854-1995
48 32700 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Sun Hang Do Martial Arts
(604) 852-4222
7 34100 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
CDI College Of Business Technology & Health Care
(604) 850-8585
31838 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Vancouver Career College
(604) 850-3523
2702 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC
Career Gate Community College
(604) 855-8808
107 33119 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Academy Of Learning Computer & Business Career College
(604) 855-3315
300 32555 Simon Avenue
Abbotsford, BC
ESL Gateways Learning Centre
(604) 756-0375
1 32330 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
Academy Of Learning Computer & Business Career College
(250) 868-3688
1465 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC

Reading adds up

Provided By:

By Glen Atkinson

(NC)-Unfortunately, literacy has become a luxury in Canada-and it's a scarce resource, with 42 per cent of Canadians semi-illiterate. Over the past 15 years there has scarcely been any improvement in Canada's literacy rate (International Adult Literacy Survey). In fact, a significant number of children leave elementary school without the literacy skills required to succeed in higher grades. It is an ongoing challenge across the country to figure out how to help these kids build the skills they need to succeed and stay in school.

To help combat this growing issue, LeapFrog has launched the 1 Million Reading Hours initiative ( By simply setting aside 15 minutes a day for 30 days this summer, Canadian children and their parents can "stay engaged with the page" and reach a national goal of a million reading hours. By encouraging the love of reading, parents are helping their children to build a foundation for future learning experiences. Instilling the lifelong love of learning comes by reading one word at a time.

Reading just a little every day adds up. If a parent and a child were to read just an hour a day beginning in infancy, by the time the child is five years old, he or she would have been read to for approximately 1800 hours. By helping children learn to read, parents set their learning path in motion. Reading to children for just a few minutes a day allows them to practice reading, cultivates their love of stories and encourages them to read on their own. In today's time-crunched world, parents sometimes simply do not have the time to read with their child. That's where electronic learning aids, such as the new Tag Reading System, step in - helping children boost their language skills on their own.

So take the time to encourage your child to read. Even reading for just a short period of time every day can add up and can go a long way in building a child's confidence and enthusiasm for learning.