Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15, says an international study. An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development analysis examined the long-term impact of parental support on literacy. Discounting social differences, the study found children with early support remained ahead in reading. It found a strong link between teenage reading skills and early parental help. The report says that parents did not have to be particularly well-educated themselves for this impact to be achieved.
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