Some facts about reading and learning.
- If a child reads as much as one million words per year, they will be in top 2% of all children on standardized reading tests. If a child reads as little as 8000 words per year, they will be in bottom 2% of all children on standardized reading tests. Therefore, if you read 3,000 words every day you will be in the top 2%. If you read 20 words every day, you will be in the bottom 2%.
- The average person retains only 5% of what is read once, after thirty days.
- Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes brain development.
- 35% of adults in the UK don’t read for pleasure.
- Research suggests that regular reading is associated with a 35% reduction in the risk of dementia.
- One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’.
Here is a factogram about reading.