Lowrey School

Importance of Literacy

We would like to get you ready for our favorite month of the year, March. March is Reading Month! During this month we encourage you to make reading a daily part of your child’s life.  The role you play in the lives of your children is an essential component towards their success in school.

Research shows there is a direct correlation between oral language and achievement in literacy. Exposing your children to a diverse vocabulary at an early age promotes oral language development. A child’s vocabulary by age 3 is a strong indicator of how well a student will be able to read and comprehend in the future. This base will provide the foundation for children when they are ready to begin reading.  Regardless of the language spoken at home, communication through any language is important for building a child’s vocabulary level.