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It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy
It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy

America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week, citing the influence of early literary experience on children's brain development and their ultimate academic success. The initiative raises the bar for both parents and doctors: Parents should read aloud to their children every day, from infancy until at least kindergarten. Pediatricians should talk about reading at every checkup, and hand out age-appropriate books to low-income patients. I'm hardly one to argue against the value of reading,...

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