A Lasting Effect
Due to advances in brain imaging, research strongly suggests that reading to young children beginning in early infancy has a lasting effect on brain and language development and eventual school success. Family Reading Partners works with parents to encourage early reading and conversations around books with their children.
“My passion for Family Reading Partners is based on the knowledge that I am making a significant and lasting impact on the future of the children and their families.”
– Susan A., Volunteer
Family Reading Partners’ Programs are informed by current research:
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading aloud to kids every day, starting at birth.
Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.
The earlier, the better to integrate books and reading into family life.
Exposure to quality literature expands language, vocabulary, and enhances brains development from birth on.
All children need to own high-quality books.
Home library size has a substantial effect on education attainment
Reading and talking about books together increases academic success.
When adults and children discover the joy of books together, a love of reading becomes a treasured part of everyday life.
“Family Reading Partners volunteers are fabulous! They provide high quality books and talk with mothers about the importance of reading. Our parents really learn how to read books, and have conversations around them that stimulate brain development in their children and set a great foundation for eventual literacy. Our families love FRP!”
– Clinical Assistant Professor, Horizons