Have you ever heard a parent hope their kid grows up to be dumb? Of course not. All parents want their children to be smart. To do well in school and in life.
But what does the parent need to do to increase those chances? Baby Einstein? Flash cards? Tutoring?
It is so much easier than that. Read with them.
A new study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that children whose parents read to them on a regular basis during their first year in primary school did substantially better in reading at age 15 than children whose parents never or rarely read to them.
Dr. Seuss anyone?
Susan A. Vessels