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Reading proficiently by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational development. Failure to read proficiently is linked to higher rates of school dropout, which suppresses individual earning potential as well as the nation’s competitiveness and general productivity.
At a minimum, children must be ready to succeed when they get to school (cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically) before they can learn there. (Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters, A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Many programs currently offered by the Tulsa City-County Library provide the building blocks to raising a reader. The library offers materials, programs, and services designed to educate and help parents and caregivers work with their children. Parents are their child’s first teacher!