Reading Facts

Family reading time   Did you know… 

  • Reading to your child in the early years encourages closeness between you and your child and promotes a larger vocabulary. Research shows that children with larger vocabularies have higher school achievement! (Information from Duke, Neil and Annie Moses. 10 Research-Tested Ways to Build Children’s Vocabulary, Scholastic Professional Paper. Scholastic, 2003.)
  • Knowledge of alphabet letters at entry into kindergarten is a strong predictor of reading ability in the 10th grade! (Information from Ehri, L. & McCormick, S. Phases of word learning: Implications for instruction with delayed and disabled readers. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 14, 135-163-1998.)
  • By the time children reach age three, their brains are twice as active as those of adults. Activity levels drop during adolescence. (Information from Shore, Rima. Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development from NY: Families and Work Institute, 1997.)
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