It’s hard to conceive that there is a link between how clever your child is and how much money you earn, but statistically, your family income affects your child’s educational development. According to the studies undertaken, if you are on welfare benefits or working class, your child is much more likely to be falling behind children of professional families from as early as three years old. You can see this clearly in the infographic below.
It’s obviously an average and doesn’t take into account the abilities of all children, but as statistics go, it’s quite alarming. However, it’s not a given and there is a solution. You need to get your child talking and reading as early as possible to develop their vocabulary and consequently their ability to understand and express their understanding of the world about them.
For more information on how to get your kids reading early read our previous post: How to get your kids reading early
Click on the image to expand