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Children who own books have better lives. The more books the better. It's that simple.

Scholastic's Kids & Family Reading Report
The Kids & Family Reading Report is a national survey of children ages 6-17 and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun. It is a biannual report with 2015 unveiling the fifth edition in the series.

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When children are provided with 10 to 20 self-selected children's books at the end of the regular school year, as many as 50 percent not only maintain their skills, but actually make reading gains.

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The average student learns about 3,000 words per year in the early school years - that's 8 words per day

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$2 billion is spent each year on students who repeat a grade because they have reading problems.

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The single most significant factor in a child's early education success is an introduction to books.

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The educational careers of 25 to 40 percent of American children are imperiled because they don't read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough.

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Children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read aloud to everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above the poverty line.

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Reading aloud to young children is so critical that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe reading activities along with other advice given to parents at regular check-ups.

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Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward.

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Engaged readers want to learn; they take satisfaction in successful reading, and believe in their reading skills.

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The most effective way to encourage your children to love books and reading is to read aloud to them, and the earlier you start, the better.

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The average student learns about 3,000 words per year in the early school years - that's 8 words per day.

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