Read out loud to your kids (duh.)

A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading out loud to children of all ages fosters brain development and literacy. Here’s a report by PBS Newshour on the study, including an interview with the lead author. Not surprisingly, much of the benefit comes from the 1:1 time you and your child spend together while you read. But the act of listening to stories read aloud–as early as infancy–speeds language and literacy development.

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