The Annie E. Casey Foundation just released its 2010 Kids Count Data Book. In it was some great news for the state of Maine. The study showed that 96% of Maine parents of young children read to their children at least three times a week.
This is the highest rate in the nation!
Raising Readers hopes that their 10 year history of giving over 1.3 million books to Maine children has helped parents find more opportunities to read aloud. The real credit, though, goes to Maine families for their commitment to their child's healthy growth and well being. Well done!