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Plant a Seed …READ partners with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES for national campaign


October 4, 2017

From Plant a Seed … READ

Each year, as many as 3.4 million babies miss out on a basic building block for early brain development: They aren’t read aloud to beginning at birth.

Reading aloud from birth plays a vital role in a child’s brain development, cultivating the language and literacy skills necessary for school and learning readiness. Only 15 percent of parents read aloud from birth, however, and only 8 percent report doing so for 15 minutes a day, according to a survey conducted by YouGov for Read Aloud 15 MINUTES.

Throughout October, national literacy organization Read Alou...

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