Books at bedtime

25th December 1998 at 00:00
Children should "insist on a book at bedtime" Education Secretary David Blunkett, said this week. Launching a new campaign to give books to schools as part of the National Year of Reading, Mr Blunkett said parents should read with their children for at least ten minutes a day. The Free Books for Schools initiative, run by Walkers Crisps and News International (publisher of The TES) could mean participating schools receiving up to 100 free new books a year.

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