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Parents Should Read to Kids Starting in Infancy, Docs Say
Parents should read to their children often, and start well before the kids enter school, according to a new statement from the nation's largest group of pediatricians. The statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians advise parents to read regularly to their children, beginning in infancy and continuing at least until the child enters kindergarten. The AAP ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:50:35 -0700

U.S. pediatricians urge reading aloud to children from birth
Parents bringing infants to the doctor for routine immunizations and growth charting can expect to hear new advice from their pediatrician: Read to your baby every day. Story time routines benefit even the youngest children, helping them to build vocabulary and communication skills critical to later success in school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said on Tuesday in a new policy ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:08:50 -0700

Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day
Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:46:58 -0700

Pediatricians to parents: Read to infants
Pediatricians are becoming book purveyors, handing out books to families who might not have the resources to buy them. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:59:40 -0700

Never Too Young: Pediatricians Say Parents Should Read To Infants
Parents have been told they should read to their children early, but most don't think that means the day you bring Junior home from the hospital. Pediatricians say start now to help learning later. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:10:30 -0700

Literacy crisis: Pediatricians enlist to prod parents to read to kids
The Clinton Foundation's Too Small to Fail is joining forces with pediatricians and others in a literacy push aimed at low-income families: prescribed reading. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:38:58 -0700

New guidelines from pediatricians: Read to your children
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending pediatricians advise parents to start reading to kids from birth. Scholastic will donate 500,000 books to low income families to help. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:34:12 -0700

US doctors urge parents to read to babies
A leading US doctors' group Tuesday urged parents to read to their children starting in infancy, in order to boost language skills in an age of screens and smartphones. Pediatricians have long encouraged reading to children, but the guidelines are the first official policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics telling doctors to talk to parents about daily reading to their children, from the ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:01:22 -0700

Doctors to parents: Start reading to kids early
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:53:18 -0700

Read daily to your kids from infancy, doctors advise
Pediatricians says parents should start reading aloud to their children every day starting in infancy, to enhance their brain development and prepare their minds for early language. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:34:25 -0700

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