When was the last time that you read to your child?

 A PRNewswire dated April 11, 2013 asked the question of parents, did you read to your child last week?  A online survey done by Harris Interactive, commissioned by MeeGenius an online library for children, addressed this question to parents of children 5 years or younger.  The survey followed the 20 years since Hart and Risley thirty million word gap study, found that child whose parents read to them were successful academically and had a much wider vocabulary then children who parents did not read to them. 

 The MeeGenius library is available to all with iPads, iPhones and iPod touch, Android tablets and phones and the web.  That gives exposure to MeeGenius to almost every home in American, even poor families.  Teachers are being given access to MeeGenius also for use in classrooms.  To test how MeeGenius is used in classrooms visit www.youtube.com/meegenius   

 The survey found that 4 out of 5 children, 5 years old or younger had been read a story by their parents within the last week.  The survey was conducted online in the United States from April 1-3, 2013.  Harrison surveyed 2,120 adults between the ages of 18 and older, 372 of those parents had children 12 or younger and 202 had children 5 or younger.  For complete methodology email, contactnick@meegenius.com

 

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