It has got something historic: For the first time the reputable American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines on reading with kids, and especially babies. The content of these guidelines is unambiguous! The experts say that it is of crucial importance that parents read to their kids - continuously!
Referring to scientific results and the explanations of experts of many years' standing, the doctors of AAP recommend reading to babies on a daily basis. They indicate that this, when done from birth to kindergarten, can have the following positive effects:
>> prompting ideal structure of brain development
>> toughens the relationship between parents and kids
>> helps in building language skills as well as reading proficiency and social-emotional abilities
Dr. Peter Richel, chief of pediatrics at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York confirms the statements of AAP by saying:
"I do see earlier word recognition, earlier phrases and sentence formation [...] in those who are exposed to daily reading"
Of course one also has to find the time to read with the little ones to make the benefits kick in! However, many parents today are very busy and "pediatricians are concerned about the widespread use of screen technology [...] which may be edging out reading time".
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Both characteristics make it much easier to implement reading on a daily basis and thereby laying basic foundations for a successful life!
Do you fell like having trouble reading every day with you little one? Have a look on what our reading expert Ruth writes about getting kids to love reading or just leave a comment - maybe she can directly help you!
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