The Foundational Role of Literacy

The Foundational Role of Literacy

The month of September marks National Literacy Month, which importantly draws attention to the foundational role of literacy in fostering a lifelong love for learning, supporting a quality education and ultimately opening more doors of opportunity for success.

Certainly, in the earliest years of life, there is great value in reading aloud to your kids, helping them practice the alphabet and teaching them how to count before they learn to read or write. As a voracious reader, I remember my own parents reading stories aloud to me and how that eventually stirred up a desire to read and learn for myself. To this day, books remain a central part of my life. In fact, I regularly share the books I’ve been reading and learning from on my website here: cole.house.gov/about/books-im-reading.

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