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Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading. It’s so brilliantly simple and can help children’s literacy so much that we want to shout it from the rooftops!

turnonthesubtitles.org/

There’s extensive global research that shows just how effective this is and with the help of our wonderful partners – including charities, companies and famous ambassadors – it’s our mission to share the results in this simple message.

So now, along with our friends at a number of leading charities and universities, we’re encouraging broadcasters, policymakers and parents to Turn on the Subtitles.

We need your help too. Please share this message with anyone you know who has children or works with children – this quick, free tip can help make TV time, reading time.

@emsenn Also learning other languages is great with subtitles.

In The Netherlands almost everything is subtitled and that is a main reason why Dutch people speak English well.

@emsenn I'll admit that my response to the same problem was more "get rid of the TV".

@emsenn nevermind it's a life saver for adults who have trouble with LOUD NOISES impeding their hearing and ability to parse speech

if i can't see your lips or follow along w/ subs i'm gonna struggle
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