Reading between the lines

Reading is a skill that provides a foundation to learning. Here are some facts related to the power of reading.

Higher reading proficiency by age 15 is associated with higher levels of education attainment, lower levels of unemployment and higher average income levels by age 25. (Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada – Statistics Canada, 2011).

Parents’ reading habits play a large role in determining how often kids read: 57 per cent of kids who are frequent readers have parents who read books 5–7 days per week, compared to only 15 per cent of kids who are infrequent readers. (Kids and Family Reading Report – Scholastic, 2017).

Information courtesy of ABC Life Literacy Canada (