by Stephanie Brown
Did you know that children begin their path to literacy as soon as they hear a human voice?
It’s essential that families promote a love of reading, writing and effective communication in the environment where a child learns first: her home. In fact, new research from Vanderbilt University shows that early support for literacy in the home, especially in combination with support from preschool teachers, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition.
Why is this important?
- Students who are above grade level for reading in grade 3 graduate and enroll in college at higher rates than students who are at or below grade level says a report to the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Parents as Teachers shows you how to help encourage early literacy skills here.