Importance of book ownership and reading is not new. The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school. National Commission on Reading, 1985

Helen Hastle is the Regional Director of the Dollywood Foundation, delivering Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a book gifting programme for the under fives. The Imagination Library are a key partner in our Growing Minds project.

Helen presented at the OCF webinar on 11th November, on the importance of reading. Find the full recording of this webinar here.

Publication Date: November, 2020

Author: External

Topic: Community

Geographic Area: UK

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