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Important Benefits of Reading to your Child
Important Benefits of Reading to your Child
Jennifer Beckwith
Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Taken from an article:

https://literacyproj.org/2019/02/14/30-key-child-literacy-stats-parents-need-to-be-aware-of/

30 KEY CHILD LITERACY STATS PARENTS NEED TO BE AWARE OF

Posted on February 14, 2019 admin-travis

There’s no question that literacy is an essential element to a child’s development and opens the door to a brighter future. Just how important literacy becomes has been a question many educators and researchers have sought to answer. Foundations such as The Literacy Project seek to improve reading skill levels among struggling readers and target the growing illiteracy among school-age children. Some of the most important statistics from the National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, and U.S. Census Bureau underscore the critical need to address illiteracy in the United States:

  • Currently, 45 million Americans are functionally illiterate and cannot read above a fifth-grade level
  • 50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth-grade level
  • 57% of students failed the California Standards Test in English
  • 1/3 of fourth-graders reach the proficient reading level
  • 25% of students in California school systems are able to perform basic reading skills
  • 85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading
  • 3 out of 5 people in American prisons can’t read
  • 3 out of 4 people on welfare can’t read

If you’re a parent and want a deeper dive at the situation, read below for a collection of stats in keys areas in child literacy to help prepare you to make a difference in the lives of your children.


ON LITERACY DEVELOPMENT AND EARLY APPLICATION

ON SOCIAL AND CULTURAL IMPACTS OF ILLITERACY

Discover how you can help your child read better today.

Other articles to review:

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/why-reading-aloud-to-kids-helps-them-thrive

https://www.all4kids.org/news/blog/the-importance-of-reading-to-your-children/