The Importance of Reading Infographic

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  • 46% of adults can’t read the labels on their prescriptions
  • 33% of high school graduates will never read a book after high school
  • Low literacy directly costs the healthcare industry over $70 million every year
  • 50% of U.S. adults can’t read an 8th grade book
  • 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read
  • 2 out of 3 students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare
  • 30 million American adults read at a below basic level

Reading Helps You To

  • Reduce stress, increase vocabulary and improve memory
  • Sleep better and stave off Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Become a better communicator and writer

Developing a love and a habit for reading starts at an early age