Why Read 30 Minutes a Day to My Child?
If daily reading begins in infancy, by the time the child is five years old,
he or she has been fed roughly 900 hours of brain food!
Reduce that experience to just 30 minutes a week and the child's hungry mind
loses 770 hours of nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and stories.
A kindergarten student who has not been read aloud to could enter school
with less than 60 hours of literacy nutrition. No teacher, no matter how
talented, can make up for those lost hours of mental nourishment.
30 minutes daily: 900 hours
30 minutes weekly: 130 hours
Less than 30 minutes weekly: 60 hours