LANGUAGE AND LITERACY SKILLS INCREASE THE ODDS OF ACADEMIC AND ECONOMIC SUCCESS LATER IN LIFE.

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY SKILLS INCREASE THE ODDS OF ACADEMIC AND ECONOMIC SUCCESS LATER IN LIFE.

With increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement in 2014 asking its members to become advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.

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Pediatrics August 2014, VOLUME 134 / ISSUE 2. Policy Statement: Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/2/404

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