Since oral language and vocabulary are so connected to reading comprehension, children with limited vocabulary skills face increased challenges once they enter school and start learning to read. Addressing this “Language Gap,” literacy experts are emphasizing the importance of natural conversations with pre-school-aged children, asking questions while reading books, and helping children identify words during playtime. Such activities boost early vocabulary skills in a natural setting, while aiding in later success with reading comprehension. Read more at the New York Times