Education

Why 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is so Important?

Depending upon where you live, public education is only provided over an age range starting between five (5) and eight (8). However, numerous studies have established that by age three (3), a child’s brain has reached 80 percent of its adult volume. The brain develops most rapidly during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. A toddler’s brain creates up to two million new connections every second. Early experiences and interactions are a key factor in a child’s brain development. The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six (6). Early literacy skills have a lifelong impact on educational and occupational success.  The most important predictor of school success is being read to at home during early childhood

Finally, if you read just one book a day with your child, you’ll reach 1,000 books in less than three years.