A campaign for good beginnings
Watch our video taken at the #BooksForEveryBaby launch
The achievement gap starts well before kindergarten.
Babies begin learning the moment they’re born. By age 3, a child’s brain has grown to about 80% of its adult size. Sharing books is a vital way parents help in the development of their baby’s brain and language skills. Yet, 61% of low-income families have no age-appropriate books for their children at home.
If all parents have books for their children and know the importance of reading and talking to their babies — beginning at birth — they can make a world of difference. It’s so simple. It matters so much.
Today Read to Grow provides 58% of all newborns in the state with baby books and literacy guides for their parents. #BooksForEveryBaby aims to reach 100%.
Together, let’s get books to all newborns, guides to their parents, and more books to families who need them.