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Christmas May Be Over...But There's One More "Gift" Due Idaho Kids

December 26, 2006

Boise, ID - All of the presents may have been unwrapped, but there's still one more "gift" for Idaho kids over holiday break. Idaho First Lady Vicki Risch says parents should read at least one book to their children, especially the youngest ones, over the holiday break. She explains that there is a lot at stake in sharpening kids' reading skills.

"Only one in eight children that are not reading at grade level by the time they finish the first grade will ever catch up."

Risch says reading to kids every day is also a good New Year's resolution.

"Reading to children in the family is one of the best ways to prepare children to be good readers when they get to school."

Risch notes that Idaho libraries have book suggestions that are appropriate for any age and reading level, and all library branches are open this week for a family outing that won't cost a bundle.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - ID