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Reading Aloud to Infants Daily Matters

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: According to the AAP, there are very real benefits to reading to your baby... even as early as infancy.
Air Date: 8/13/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Pamela High, MD
Pam Portraits 005Pamela High, MD, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and directs the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. She is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics’ Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Workgroup and was the lead author on the recent AAP Policy Statement, “Literacy Promotion, an Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice.” A mother, step-mother and grandmother, High has enjoyed and cherished many hours of reading with her family and her patients.
Reading Aloud to Infants Daily Matters
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are very real benefits to reading to your baby, even as early as infancy.

When parents read, talk and sing with their babies and toddlers, optimal synapses or connections are formed and reinforced in children’s developing brains.

These connections build language, literacy, social and emotional skills at a critical time in a child’s development and secure the bond between parent and child.

Dr. Pamela High, along with Melanie Cole, MS, discuss the benefits of reading to your child early in his or her development.
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