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Those of us who love books feel most comfortable when surrounded by them. I did not feel at home in my new home until my books were unpacked and on shelves. Opening the packing boxes was like liberating dear friends.
Now a new report links being surrounded by books to a child's educational attainment. The child doesn't even have to read them! The study says that simply having books in one's home will improve children's education level--by as much as 2 years! More important than a father's educational level, parental politics, or socioeconomic background, filling the home with books makes a dramatic difference.
We did have books in our home as I grew up--and magazines and newspapers, too. What a privilege! How about you?
Read more details on the report here. Then run out to your nearest library or bookstore and stock up!
(It doesn't hurt to read them, either!)