Get Your Kids into Books this Summer

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Summer is perfect for expanding your child's horizons with books.
Air Date: 7/6/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Get Your Kids into Books this Summer
Summer is perfect for expanding your child's horizons with books.

Younger children should be encouraged to branch out, because there is no school deadline for finishing bigger books. Look into different genres of fiction. Your child will likely enjoy reading about children around the same age.

Help your child read more this summer by participating in the adventure. Set goals and challenges for your child. Consider rewards for accomplishments. Pick out a summer reading list online with your child. Take your kid to the library to select books together.

Your older child should still be reading. You may need to make an agreement that involves privileges for keeping up with reading habits. There are college preparation reading lists that can help your kid prepare.

Listen in as Dr. Corinn Cross advises on getting your child into books this summer.
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