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Santa's helpers promote reading to children

Santa's helpers are trying to get more children to read this Christmas. (WPDE)

Santa's helpers are trying to get more children to read this Christmas.

Wednesday night at Books A Million, teachers from Riverside Elementary helped parents pick out the perfect holiday gift books.

Experts say children who read at home are more likely to succeed in school.

"It opens up a world of knowledge for children to read," said Vicki Underwood, principal for Riverside Elementary. "And, not that we don't want them to have toys for Christmas, but we think that the more books that can get in children's hands, the more they'll enjoy reading and the more that they will want to read."

A new study says parents who read with their children could build stronger relationships between the child and the parent.

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