• Why should your child read 20 minutes a day?

    A child who reads for 20 minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year and scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.

    A child who reads for 5 minutes a day will be exposed to 282,000 words per year and scores in the 50th percentile on standardized tests.

    A child who reads for 1 minute a day will be exposed to 8,000 words per year and scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests.

     

    So the next time your child asks if they can skip their nightly reading -

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