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Do You Know the 5 Rs of Early Education?

 ·  Anna Nguyen, Philly.com   ·   Link to Article

If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s likely your pediatrician will ask during your child’s next well visit how much reading takes place at home.

Why the emphasis on reading to your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics is making a big push for its members to encourage parents and caregivers to start reading at birth. In June, the AAP issued a new recommendations on early literacy that emphasized “reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships…

And now the AAP has more information for parents to help. Last week, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the launch of an updated early literacy toolkit for pediatricians and parents when she spoke at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.  

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