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Sobering statistics about low income families and literacy. Did you know?

The single most significant factor influencing a child's early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to starting school?

Exposure to books and stories in early childhood is a vital part of developing a child's ability to read and write?

The availability of reading material in the home is a strong predictor of a child's later academic achievement?

A child who is read to daily is usually a higher achiever than a child who isn't read to?

Reading daily to a child is one of the most powerful methods for increasing that child's fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension?

Reading with a child each day promotes bonding and creates lasting memories?

And, most importantly, did you know...

61% of low-income families have no books in their homes?1

Only 16% of low income children become proficient readers?

Sources:
1. Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy].


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