A recent New York Times article came out showing the results of a study across 42 countries of high-school aged children, and amid the findings was the following:
According to the article, Owning books in the home is one of the best things you can do for your children academically.
In fact, having a library of 100 or more books correlated to students having reading abilities 1.5 grade levels higher than average. What’s astonishing is that this was the second largest factor in all of the variables in having a positive impact on reading ability – only the GDP of the home country was a greater influence. Within countries, social status, race, and gender had less of an impact on reading ability than did the ownership of a large library.
Check out the article HERE