Read Often

little girl reading

If a child reads twenty minutes a day beginning in kindergarten, they will take in 1.8 million words every year just from reading.

boy reading

By the end of 6th grade, this child will have read for 851 hours. And that is just counting at 20 minutes a day.

kid reading

This same child will likely score better than 90% of their peers on standardized tests.

90 percent of a child's brain develops by age 5

Reading can change lives. Our partner First Things First shares one Arizona’s family’s story of how early literacy prepared their child for success in school.