Shocking Literary Statistics

Here are some unbelievable statistics, showing the importance of early literacy:

“Children from low–income families hear as many as 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers before the age of 4.”

-Dr Dipesh Navsaria.

“One-third of children enter school unprepared to learn. Most (88%) will never catch up.”

-Dr Dipesh Navsaria.

“The research shows that a child who is read to every day at age 3 has a vocabulary at age 5 that is 1.92 months more advanced than a child who has exactly the same observable characteristics (including income group), but who is not read to every day at age 3.”

-The British Millennium Cohort Study Pediatrics, February 2010.

“More affluent family circumstances are clearly associated with better parenting behaviours. At age 3, 78% of the richest children were read to daily and 91% had regular bedtimes, much higher than the corresponding numbers for the lowest income group.”

-The British Millennium Cohort Study Pediatrics, February 2010.

“By 6 months of age, children whose parents read aloud frequently outperformed children whose parents read rarely”

-The British Millennium Cohort Study Pediatrics, February 2010.

Dr. Navasaria’s website is here. The statistics come from this presentation.

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