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WHY BOOKS IN THE HOME MATTER…
Studies confirm that the number of books in the home directly predicts reading achievement. Children who grew up with books in their homes reached a higher level of education than those who did not.1
After studying statistics from 27 nations, a group of researchers found the presence of book-lined shelves in the home… gives children an enormous advantage in school!
“Home library size has a very substantial effect on educational attainment, even adjusting for parents’ education, father’s occupational status and other family background characteristics,” reports the study.
“Growing up in a home with 500 books would propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average, than would growing up in a similar home with few or no books.
“Regardless of how many books the family already has, each addition to a home library helps the children get a little farther in school…”2
2. study published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility – psmag.com/education/home-libraries-provide-huge-educational-advantage-14212