Parents who read to their children nurture more than literary skills
The American Academy of Pediatrics
Published online June 24, 2014
parents who spend time reading to their children create nurturing relationships, which is important for a child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional development.
To ‘Immunize’ Kids Against Illiteracy, Break Out A Book In Infancy
June 24, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents begin reading to their children early, even to newborns. Professor Susan Neuman, an expert on early literacy development, explains.
board books – B-O-A-R-D – are a wonderful strategy to help their little hands learn to turn a page.
Secondly, we know that young children’s vision is not well-formed, so the colors need to be very distinct.
And finally, there needs to be very little on a page. In other words, it should be an object or one picture. But too much busyness on a page is really very distracting for a child.
Never Too Young: Pediatricians Say Parents Should Read To Infants
June 24, 2014
As a result, children in poorer families lag behind in language processing as early as 18 months of age, a study published last year in Developmental Science found.
To try to shrink that gap, the pediatricians are working with Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that provides books for doctors to give to low-income families, as well as Too Small to Fail, a project of the Clinton Foundation.
Closing The ‘Word Gap’ Between Rich And Poor
December 29, 2013
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