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