Word Nutrition

The state of Georgia is pioneering a program which combines health and education. Unlike most such programs, this seems to address problems at their source:

“The single-best predictor of a child’s aca­dem­ic suc­cess is not parental edu­ca­tion or so­cioeco­nom­ic status, but rather the qual­ity and quantity of the words that a baby hears dur­ing his or her first three years.”

“Chil­dren with more words do bet­ter in school. Adults who were good stu­dents and earned a col­lege de­gree have longer life ex­pect­an­cies. They are at a lower risk for hy­per­ten­sion, de­pres­sion, and sleep prob­lems. They are less likely to be smokers and to be obese.”

Original Source: Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

Robeson Elementary OSOB 2.0

Robeson Elementary in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania is about to begin it’s second year participating in One School, One Book. Take a few moments to watch highlights from their first year participating!