According to the AP, recent research has found (again!) that experiences in preschool can predict outcomes several years later. Children whose preschool teachers read with them more and talked to them using sophisticated vocabulary had better language and reading skills in fourth grade than kids whose teachers did not engage them. (Time, Sept. 5, 2011)
Take that! those of you who feel Headstart is a waste of the taxpayers' money! So many studies have found exactly the same thing. When are we going to believe it?
Read to your child not matter his/her age--great benefits for the rest of their lives.