Purchase three books kids can own and take home.
Owning books increases language development and provides practice in reading skills that lead to improved comprehension. Children who grow up surrounded by books and other reading resources have an advantage in school regardless of their family income or their parents’ educations. Books are interactive; they demand that kids think. By owning books, these kids will read to their younger siblings. In doing so, they are helping their siblings with early brain development and they can feel like they’re contributing to their family. That can be a real sense of pride.