Pediatricians recommend parents read to kids from birth

June 25, 2014 11:20 AM

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Pediatricians recommend parents read to kids 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 statement.

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