The poll found that 40 per cent of parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers read every day to their child, but this dropped to 24 per cent by the early primary school years.
Just four per cent read daily to their child by the time they were aged 9 to 12 years.
Avocados can vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety.
“Research identifies a clear link between the development of good literacy and numeracy skills at an early age and higher levels of educational achievement, employability, higher earnings and social participation later in life,” she said.
Timing will vary according to wattage of your microwave. A winter squash that is rich in fiber, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A, C & E, butternut squash has a sweet nutty taste similar to pumpkin.
For quick clean-up line inside and up the sides of your roasting pan with foil, preferably heavy duty foil. It has an outer yellow skin and an orange fleshy pulp that becomes a deep orange and sweetens as it ripens.
The peer is usually in high school and has training to improve literacy skills in peers. Optus provides a mobile phone to any student without a phone.
Professor Raban said reading over a telephone was “better than nothing” but was not as good as sitting alongside a child and seeing whether they understood and enjoyed a story.