- 50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level.
*Children that are read to from birth develop an expanded vocabulary and writing skills.
- 45 million adults are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level
- 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.
- 3 out of 4 people on welfare can’t read.
*Reading to children improves their thinking and problem-solving skills.
These statistics are sad and should be unimaginable in 2016. Whenever possible, please read and gift a book to someone, especially a child.