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At SVP we know how important education is and that every child is full of potential. We are delighted to announce the launch of the SVP WordPower scheme. Brand new children’s books will be distributed to encourage children in the families we visit to begin enjoying books early and all the benefits that brings, including supporting children to be school ready.


The WordPower book scheme is an initiative of the East Region (Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow) of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) to supply new children's books, which can then be distributed to children and families during home visitations. The scheme aims to empower families, provide encouragement to parents and give opportunities to children and help them get school ready.


"The benefits of reading to babies are well documented and it is never too early or too late to start. Reading books together can develop language skills, boost a young child's confidence and help them to feel more relaxed. Shared reading can encourage children to draw and write and studies have shown that the greater the child's experience of books and language are, the greater their chance of reading fluency and a range of vocabulary. Reading together can be an important bonding experience for parent and child" - DLR Libraries. 

Books will be available for babies, children and pre-teens along with books for young adults. The books are for families to keep and share with others in their family or community.

 

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World Book Day - WordPower

Date: 07 March 2019

Ticket Price: €50.00
(100 available)

A recent study from researchers at the Australian National University and University of Nevada in the US, discovered that those who didn’t go to University, but who had a lot of household books growing up, had the same level of literacy as adults with university degrees who had less household books growing up. The positive impact was greatest for those with higher levels of disadvantage, meaning lower income families could narrow the education gap by exposing their children to more books in the household.

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