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
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?
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy].