Tips for parents about reading to their children at an early age
READING TO YOUR CHILDREN AT AN EARLY AGE IS CRUCIAL FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE SKILLS
There are a number of major programs in the U.S. that encourage young children’s language and literacy skills. Here’s the Clinton Foundation’s initiative focused on closing the word gap—the gap in the number of words young children from middle and upper income families have heard and the (lower) number heard by their peers from low-income families. It’s called Too Small to Fail. Reach Out and Read, another nonprofit, partners with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Raising A Reader helps families build and sustain reading routine.