I found this great info graphic about reading, but what is truly interesting is thinking about it in application.
On the guy’s website, he states that the last box is not research based…so just an opinion.
High school graduation in the US tend to be around 75%. According to the Washington post, only about 27% of college graduates have a job related to their major. Perhaps if we changed the numbers of books in the average American home and started placing value in learning at a younger age, both of these rates could jump and the whole reading info-graphic would change. If children became more aware of others emotions and even more connected to themselves, they could easily find success in school. Reading also increases imagination and self awareness, which can lead to creating and making dreams come true. Education starts in the home, so even in our crazy schedules try to find time to read with your kids daily. If you can’t afford books, try a library or second hand. Literacy can lead to so much more in a child’s future.