Van Roekel: Building a Nation of Readers Begins at Home

On March 2, 45 million people are expected to take part in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, the nationwide program that helps children discover the joy of reading. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education, reading aloud to your child for 30 minutes a day has a significant impact. “If you start while your child is an infant,” NEA President Dennis Van Roekel writes on CNN’s School of Thought blog, “your child will have heard 900 hours of stories by the age of 5. This critical investment of time translates into academic success later.” Source: CNN

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