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Required reading: Studying books at the age of four helps boost the brain in later life

Children whose homes are filled with books don’t just have the fun of being read to. They also enjoy the benefits years later.

A study has found that if just ten children’s books are to hand when a child is four, a part of their brain involved in language and thought matures more quickly by the age of 18 or 19.

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Required reading: Studying books at the age of four helps boost the brain in later life” By Fiona Macrae, Daily Mail, PUBLISHED: 21:01 GMT, 14 October 2012 | UPDATED: 21:17 GMT, 14 October 2012

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