COVID has, unfortunately, meant that literacy levels for many children have gone backwards. This is a serious concern. Schools are working hard to remedy this, and they deserve our gratitude for this.
There are however simple measures we can all take to improve the situation. Lucy Allan MP has teamed up with the campaign group Turn On The Subtitles. The campaign aims to encourage the simple step of using subtitles when watching tv, films, or other media, to help children learn new words and grammar. It is this small step that could help children massively.
The campaign has garnered much attention nationwide with celebrity backers including Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry, Sandi Toksvig, Phillip Schofield and Rachel Riley amongst those joining the call for more parents to embrace this idea.
More information and details on the research can be found here.
Lucy Allan MP said:
"Children in Telford have always been at the top of my priority list as the local MP; Turn on the Subtitles offers an easy and simple way to better their lives by improving their literacy. Being a proficient reader provides children with a great start in life. This is why I’m endorsing the Turn on the Subtitles campaign.”