The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its member doctors nationwide to educate parents about the well-documented benefits of reading on early brain development. The Hechinger Report speaks with Dr. Pamela High, who wrote the policy for the AAP.
Kelly Wallace reports on the new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on reading to young children in this article from CNN.
Research shows that during the first years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than her more affluent peers. Check out this post on The White House Blog for a video from President Obama on closing the word gap.
The newest medicine prescribed by pediatricians is reading aloud to your child. For children from disadvantaged families, it could make the difference between graduating from high school or falling behind before they even step inside a classroom.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.
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