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BOOKS FROM BIRTH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE: FACTS ABOUT READING AND YOUNG PEOPLE

  • 35% of children arrive at kindergarten unprepared to learn.
  • Interaction with his/her environment is a key factor in determining the ease with which a child will learn to read.
  • The more words a child hears, the larger the child's vocabulary. The larger the child's vocabulary, the more likely he/she will be a proficient reader.
  • Reading your child's favorite book again and again helps him/her learn to read by hearing familiar words and seeing what they look like in print.
  • Reading to your baby encourages the child to associate reading with love and comfort.
  • The more you talk and read to your baby, the faster the child will learn.
  • The report of the Commission on Reading states that "the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children."
  • The key to proficiency in reading is to start early. Begin reading to your child the day he/she is born.
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