Studies show that children who share “Story Time” with parents have:
- Better reading skills
- A larger and more advanced vocabulary
- Improved reading comprehension
Finland, Greenland and Luxembourg rank 100%. The U.S. ranks behind a number of others including Cuba, Russia and Poland.
“Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.”
“The NAAL (National Assessment of Adult Literacy) administered tests which revealed that an estimated 14% of US residents would have extreme difficulty with reading and written comprehension. These people can legally be defined as illiterate.”
“Reading is a skill that holds profound importance in the lives of children. Learning to read well is vital for children’s success in school… Early literacy starts with parents and other caregivers that begin preparing a child to read from the day that child is born.”
According to UNICEF, nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names and two thirds of them were women. -– ”Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. The 4th grade is a watershed year. We can predict that if a child is not reading proficiently in the 4th grade, he or she will have approximately a 78% chance of not catching up.”
America’s Literacy Directory: “LINCS” / Find a program in your area.
The brightly illustrated Fairy Tale Project Trilogy sparks the imagination in children of all ages.
- Explore the Magical Forest and enrich your child’s reading experience
- Encourage good lifetime reading habits
- Enhance your child’s reading, vocabulary and comprehensive skills