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Kids for the CLOSING GAPFuture has used the month of September to recognize the word gap that was discovered in the early 1990s—often referred to as the “30 million-word gap”.

Everyday a child hears a certain number of words spoken in his or her household.  Simply by listening, a young child is beginning to build his or her vocabulary.  “This is important because vocabulary development during the preschool years is related to later reading skills and school success in general,” said Laura J. Colker, President of L.J. Colker & Associates. read more