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The Thirty Million Word Gap

The Thirty Million Word Gap

A summary from “The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3″ by University of Kansas researchers Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley. (2003). American Educator. Spring: 4-9, which was exerpted with permission from B. Hart and T.R. Risley (1995). Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experiences of Young American Children. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing. In this groundbreaking study,…

The Research

The Research

Everything we do at Book Harvest is evidence-based. Research findings shape what we believe, what we do, and how we do it. Here are some of the whys behind our big, bold approaches and dreams. All children need to grow up with books – and lots of them. Books at home propel a child further in education. “The difference between…