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Reading to Your Kids: One of Life's Greatest Pleasures

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Do you spend enough time reading with your kids? It could be the most productive time you spend together.
Air Date: 9/18/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Shelly Flais, MD
shelly flais resizedShelly Flais, MD is the author of the American Academy of Pediatrics book Raising Twins, From Pregnancy to Preschool– Advice from a Pediatrician Mom of Twins. She is a board-certified pediatrician and mother of four, including identical twin boys. Dr. Flais is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and promotes a realistic approach to parenting, based on her experience raising her four children, all born within the span of four years. A practicing pediatrician in the Chicago area, she is an Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to her AAP book, Dr. Flais served as a contributor for the 2013 AAP book Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know.
Reading to Your Kids: One of Life's Greatest Pleasures
Your days are busy, to say the least.

They get so hectic, that you sometimes forget to spend that quality time with your kids.

What better way to do that to than to read to and with them?

When they're babies, reading to them helps them to learn speech, and it is also very soothing.

When they are toddlers, reading to them helps them to learn words and feel cuddled by mommy or daddy.

You may soon realize as a parent that reading time becomes soothing for you as well.

It's a time to forget everything on the to-do list, and listen to a good story.

Special guest, Dr. Shelly Flais, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share all the reasons why reading to your kids is truly one of life's greatest pleasures.
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