According to a KIDS COUNT report – “The First Eight Years” – by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, reading skills are among the most important factors in predicting a child’s future achievements.

Some determining steps related to cognitive, emotional and physical development are necessary to learn to read fluently, a process that starts from birth. Lagging kindergartners have little hope to catch up. All measures helping to detect any early issue – before the child falls behind – are welcome. One of them is to invest in early childhood development, in order to help moms and dads improve the situation of their family and their parenting competencies. 


Image: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News