Parents often see reading as "school business" - something that teachers are responsible for.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
Kids who watch educational programs such as 'Sesame Street' show better academic skills. But this does not mean all children can learn from educational media.