Literacise NOW more than Ever! Pedagogy + Biology
The pandemic disrupted American education for two years, hitting Black and Brown children aged 5 to 9 hardest, causing significant learning losses, especially in math and reading.
Crucial Early Literacy Years
Between ages 5 and 9, kids learn to read; without this foundation, they struggle lifelong. Due to the pandemic, these children missed half this vital period, risking a future of low literacy unless urgent intervention occurs.
Ongoing Learning Losses
2023 research by NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association, a school assessment non-profit) shows American students falling further behind in reading and math post-pandemic, terming it “education’s long Covid.”
Pandemic’s Impact on Youngest
Brown University’s preliminary research found that pandemic babies’ cognitive scores dropped significantly, affecting IQ, particularly in boys and low-income families.
Promote Literacy with Literacise: Combining reading best practices with brain science and exercise to enhance learning and health for children is pedagogy plus biology.