The Reading Head Start approach is one of the most well researched and highly successful reading strategies available for young kids.
And it’s so crucial to get a head start on kids’ reading success at an early age. Not only does early reading success predict reading success at older ages… it predicts success across the board, in any subject. And it’s impossibly hard to catch up if reading is not mastered early.
Did you know…
Toddler Word Level Predicts Success
Did you know kids prepare for their reading education years before even reading their first book?
That’s because 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age three.
That means that by age three, a child’s vocabulary can predict third-grade reading proficiency.
That’s why it’s so important to get started early using a system that works for kids!
Once Behind, It’s Difficult to Catch Up
37% of children today enter Kindergarten without the skills necessary to begin their learning journey and that’s troubling.
By the end of first grade, kids are expected to ask questions and remember story details.
And if a child isn’t reading at grade level by that point, there’s an 88% likelihood that he will still be behind in reading by fourth grade.
And that could change their entire lives, because…
Poor Reading Leads to Dropping Out And Poverty
Children who are not reading at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school and thirteen times more likely to drop out if they also live in poverty.
Did you know that one out of seven adults have such low literacy skills that they can’t read anything more complicated than a child’s picture book?
Illiteracy doesn’t just lead to low self-esteem. It also leads to poverty and crime.