Early Enrichment Boosts Later Achievement

Reference: The ASHA Leader August 30,2011

What parents do with their children, even before they begin to talk, has more bearing than children’s social background on how they ultimately perform in school.  According to a large United Kingdom study-the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children-children who visited the library more often and owned more books at age 2 achieved higher scores on school assessment tests.  Visit www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/DFE-RR134.pdf.