London, Sept 3: A former senior police officer suggests that children, who are read to as infants, are less likely to engage in violent crime when they are adults.
John Carnochan, a founder of the violence reduction unit who is now based at St Andrews University, said improved literacy in early years education was one of the ways of reducing violent offending, the Scotsman reported.
Carnochan, a former detective chief superintendent with Strathclyde Police and a current member of the Scottish Government's Early Years Task Force, said a body of research had shown children who are read to by their parents are more likely to perform well at primary school and less likely to get into trouble at secondary.
He said that the thing people need to give their children is time, and by reading to your son or your daughter, you are giving them your time. (ANI)