Heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is clear. Typically found in the spice aisle of your grocery store, you can easily make your own blend by combining 1 Tbs. It’s tough red outer skin is filled with brilliantly colored edible seeds. Make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar in a saucepot. There are many variations of this blend and all are versatile and delicious in salads, as well as on fish, chicken and pizzas! It is a symbol of eternal life, health and fertility.Reading a book together extends that period of closeness well beyond the preschool years,” she said. Half believed reading was the most important skill for a child to learn.
She said the trick was to make reading together a treat rather than punitive. If it isn’t books it will be something else,” she said. The mobile carrier and the Smith Family have expanded a literacy program to improve students reading and confidence.
The student2student mobile literacy program is a “buddies” program which pairs 8-12 year olds with a peer and they read the same book while on the telephone.
Parents blamed making dinner and doing housework (19 per cent), work (12 per cent) and tiredness (12 per cent) for skipping the nightly read with their child.
“When children come home from school the pressure is on to get things done,” Professor Raban said. It isn’t like you read a bedtime story across the room.
Results showed that by the end of the program the reading age of 82 per cent of participants had improved.