You are your child’s first teacher and your home is where your child begins to learn. When you talk, sing, read, write, and play you are helping your child get ready to read. Children who are read to at an early age will be better prepared to learn.
Have heard more than 30 million words by age three
Have a significantly larger vocabulary by age six, dramatically impacting reading success
Score higher on reading, math and general knowledge test.
Becoming a Nation of Readers
U.S. Department of Education
Reading aloud to a child is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.