How Our Brains Learn to Read


How Our Brains Learn to Read

While our brains are naturally set up to learn to speak, learning to read does not happen on its own. Early readers must develop certain parts of the brain and build connections between brain areas that were not connected before.

Our infographic, created for the elementary classroom, presents a simplified depiction of how our brains learn to read. Download this infographic to illustrate the four different areas of our brains that we use when reading and the critical skills that help develop them.

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