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Daily reading to preschool-aged children was more likely among children whose parent or guardian had graduated from college.

Reading to young children promotes language development and sets the stage for success in school.  Listening to stories can help children build confidence and deal with their feelings.  In 2011, parents were asked how often in the previous week they or someone in their family had (a) read aloud to, and (b) told stories to each child age birth to 5 years.

  • Children were more likely to be read to daily if their parent or guardian was a college graduate.
  • Children in higher-income families were more likely to be read to daily.