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Did You Know...?
The academic success of a
pre-teen child can be attributed to the amount of stimulation—including exposure to books, conversation, and language—received from birth to 3 years old.
Students who read less than 10 minutes per day more than that of their peers know more words and have higher reading comprehension than that of their peers.
Children learn approximately 1 new vocabulary word for every 1,000 words read. Therefore, more time spent reading equals broader vocabularies.
There is a gap in academic achievement that correlates directly to income: Children from lower income families generally experience lower academic success than their wealthier counterparts.
Parents with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to read aloud to their children every day than parents with incomes at or above the poverty line.
Increasing access to print has proven to be the most successful method in increasing reading interest and ability in low-income households.