7 Surprising Facts About Reading That Prove It All Adds Up

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.”

— Mary McLeod Bethune

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to help your child read more, and more, and MORE. There’s no such thing as too many books, are we right? t:

1. Reading reduces stress by 68 percent .

 Reading: the ultimate form of self-care!

2. Owning your own books matters. A lot.   

When children have a home library, as few as 20 books of their own at home (think: one bookshelf full), they achieve three more years of schooling than children who don’t have any books at home.

3. It doesn’t take much to read a lot of words.

Read 20 minutes a day, and you’ll read 1,800,000 words per year.

4. And all that reading pays off.

Children who read 1,000,000 words a year are in the top two percent of reading achievement.

5. Reading is the fastest way to build vocabulary.

Children learn 4,000 to 12,000 words per year through reading.

6. Classroom libraries rule.

Kids in classrooms without classroom libraries read 50 percent less than kids in classrooms with libraries.

7. Every book counts.

if you just read one book a day to a child

they will have been read 1825 books by their 5th birthday Thats alot of books

everyday counts. every book counts.

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