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Carroll County Libraries Encourage Families to Talk, Sing, Read, Write And Play

“These five practices grew out of a body of research showing that parental interaction with children at an early age is crucial to later success in school. A study done in 1995 indicated that children from higher-income families heard 30 million more words at home by the age of 4 than children from low-income homes. This has become known as the 30 million-word gap.” (NPR.org)

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