A ‘million word gap’ for children who aren’t read to at home

This article by Jeff Grabmeier, The Ohio State University originally appeared in MedicalXpress

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found.  This “million word gap” could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, lead author of the study and assistant professor of educational studies at The Ohio State University.

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