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JULY PICK - THIRTY MILLION WORDS: BUILDING A CHILD'S BRAIN
Dr. Suskind 's book explains and builds upon a 30 year old study conducted Betty Hart and Todd Risley, where they followed a group of children between 0 and 3 years old from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The researchers found that by the end of age 3, children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds will have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.