American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Reading to Children During Infancy

New York Times article points to the importance of introducing reading to children early on.
1:20 | 06/24/14

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new report about Reading to your kids. It's never too early. A study from the American pediatr pediatrics, says that parents should start when they're babies. The recommendations really come as we learn that parents who read to their babies improve the vocabulary of their children, starting at 18 months of age. The new recommendations also offer relief to parents or caregivers who may find the endless baby talk a little difficult. And you can read anything to your baby, from the newspaper, to a summer novel, to the infant classics. Just hearing the words? Yeah. It's really a push for this increased literacy, which we know is so important for school-aged children. But also to combat this dependence on portable social media, which would be anything with a screen. Reading is pretty important. What if you -- can singing, talking, does that do the same? It's all good. Reading is great for the vocabulary. But singing and talking are also good. And the first three years, if you want to get your practice ready. It's all good. "Pop news" and weather

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