There’s real science behind reading to your kids, new research says

April 25, 2015 7:15 PM

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There’s real science behind reading to your kids, new research says

Even new parents know how valuable reading to their children can be— pediatricians and education officials recommend it be a regular habit in every family household. Now modern medical technology is allowing scientists to see exactly how reading can benefit brain development.

The study, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is the first to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to prove reading exposure prior to kindergarten has a measurable impact on how a child's brain processes stories. There is no previous direct evidence of reading’s effects ...

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