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

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

“This isn’t about everyday communication. The words kids hear in books are going to be much more complex, difficult words than they hear just talking to their parents and others in the home,” she said.

For instance, a children’s book may be about penguins in Antarctica — introducing words and concepts that are unlikely to come up in everyday conversation.

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