For older children, many of these benefits come about through the one-to-one attention from the volunteers.
Other benefits include:
- Very young children appreciate the routine provided by “story time”; this helps prepare them for nursery
- Mothers are more inclined to take their young children to play groups and enrol them in nurseries at the earliest age
- Children from families whose mother-tongue is not English overcome their language barriers more quickly and then catch up at school
- Children and parents begin to consider books and reading for pleasure part of home life.