P.A.I.R. is based on a wealth of local and international research. Its purpose and structure is underpinned by the work of some of the world’s leading educators. P.A.I.R. is designed to help parents make their child ‘reading-ready’.
Put simply – If parents read aloud to their child regularly during the early years they can lift their child’s reading skills significantly, now and for the future.
A recent Australian study concluded that:
Children read to more frequently at age 4–5 achieved higher scores on the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN tests) for both Reading and Numeracy in Year 3 (age 8 to 9).
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) who test worldwide say:
Fifteen-year-old students whose parents often read books with them during their first year of primary school show markedly higher scores in PISA 2009 than students whose parents read with them infrequently or not at all. PISA in Focus (2009)