Early Literacy Tip - Reading and Rare Words

I recently found a statistic about how many more rare words were in children's books then television or conversation. I thought it would be a great one to share with my parents in an early literacy tip. Here's a tip you could use to talk about the importance of reading and building a big vocabulary: "Studies have shown that children's books have 50% more rare words than are found in adult prime-time television or in the conversations of college graduates. Reading lots of picture books together will introduce your child to so many rich words and help them build a wonderful vocabulary!"


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