WHY  BOOKS ARE  NEEDED

 

 

61% of lower income families have no children’s books in the home. This lack of books puts children at a disadvantage, because 75% of students who are poor readers in third grade remain poor readers in high school.

 

 

Middle-income children are read to aloud an average of 1,200 hours by the time they reach kindergarten. Lower-income children are read to about 25 hours.

 

 

Children develop much of their capacity to learn in the first three years of life when their brains grow to 90% of their eventual adult weight. 

 

 

Providing books for children often is a great advantage to their parents as well. Parents with low reading skills have been shown to improve their literacy by having books in the house. The family reading together has a better chance of breaking the illiteracy cycle that keeps appearing generation after generation.

 

 

 

  OUR TOTAL BOOK EVENT DONATIONS                             82,775 BOOKS

Children Read

        Mailing Address                     Workspace Location   

    Children Read, Inc.                                     Children Read, Inc.

                                        3154 Le Conte Ave.                             2936M North Druid Hills Rd.                            

 Brookhaven, GA 30319                                  Atlanta, GA 30329 

                                                                                                                    (Behind Fidelity Bank) 

             Open Tuesday 10 AM-12 PM; 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

                               Saturday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                           (by appointment  at other times)   

          

       (404) 237-2017  (Marlene Zeiler)      404-295-0789 (Cindy Jaret)

childrenread@earthlink.net 

Children Read, Inc.

A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity

EIN: 46-4959984

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