Resources for Promoting Literacy in Your Community
Research shows that by the age of 3, children of parents who are college educated have acquired 1200 words, and by the age of 3, children of parents on welfare have acquired 400 words. Promoting early literacy is the only way to close this gap. I am passionate about working with Early Literacy groups to help spread the “Gospel” of Reading Aloud to our children.
I also enjoy speaking to people in the professional world to inspire, affirm, and encourage them in the work they do, and to explore how a passion for literature can help us all live life more joyfully, creatively, and compassionately.
Help Make a Difference
Hart-Risley study on language development shows that children from low income families hear as many as 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers before the age of 4.