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Families Read Every Day in Texas

According to many experts, reading aloud on a frequent basis is the most important activity parents can do to help their children acquire essential literacy skills. Children who are reading proficiently at an early age are more likely to perform better in school, graduate from high school, and pursue post-secondary education.

The Fathers/Families Reading Every Day, designed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, helps Bell County, Texas, parents increase their involvement in children’s early literacy development, with a specific focus on fathers. In addition to literacy, the reading program led to improvements in the children’s ability to count.

NIFA supports the Cooperative Extension System.

Read the full story at Prairie View A& M University.

Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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