Reuters reported (Feb. 8, 2010) on an upcoming journal article in Pediatrics (March 2010) that shows a correlation between limited vocabulary at age five and low literacy levels at age thirty-four.

Two-thirds of the children with poor vocabulary, though, did go on to become competent readers. One of the factors that made it possible for them? Parents reading to them on a regular basis. 🙂

So read to your children–and encourage others who are struggling in life to do the same! It makes a difference!

Babette

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