45 million Americans are currently considered functionally illiterate.

They can’t read beyond a 5th grade level. If you want your child on the right side of life, keep reading the info on this and the following pages.

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Read, Talk and Sing

READ and TALK to your child from birth and it WILL MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE! 

Talk to your child! Talking to your child can help with skills for school and allows for positive bonding that lasts a lifetime.

In the first few years of life, some children hear thirty million more words than others!

The number and type of words you say to your child starting at birth will help with vocabulary and learning how to read!  Use facial expressions and point to pictures you read about. Share harder words with your child.

Take time to read and talk about anything that comes to mind. Any amount of time talking or reading to your child will help.

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports,

“When parents talk, read, and sing with their babies and toddlers, connections are formed in their young brains. These connections build language, literacy, and social–emotional skills at an important time in a young child’s development. These activities strengthen the bond between parent and child. Pediatricians know this and urge parents to start reading with their babies from the start.”

It seems so odd to trying to read to a baby. How do you engage the youngest among us?

This video has some great tips…

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