- Some children begin kindergarten having been read to as few as 25 hours while their peers may have been read to as many as 1,000 hours.
- If a child is not reading at grade level by the end of the first grade, then there is an 88% probability the child will not be reading at grade level by the end of the fourth grade.
They also say: “There are currently 16 million children living in poverty in the United States, two-thirds who don’t have a book to call their own. Since 1966, RIF has distributed more than 412 million books to more than 40 million children across the country, improving their ability to read, learn and grow.”
New readers should want to read and enjoy the many rewards it can bring Let's all celebrte by sharing the gift of reading..
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