Friday, April 16, 2010

Well-stocked bookshelves give children learning edge

Parents wondering how far their children will go in school need only gaze into their home libraries.

In a groundbreaking study of more than 73,000 people in 27 nations, researchers found that children with at least 500 books -- whether Shakespeare or Seuss -- went an average 3.2 years further in school than kids in similar homes that had only a few books.