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Reading to children and brain activity

Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 11:34 am
by Gutenberg
MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity
"Study provides new evidence that book-sharing in early childhood may promote brain development supporting reading readiness."

Among the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early and often. The hope is that sharing books together will help children’s language development and eventually, turn them into successful readers.

Now there is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills. The research will be presented Saturday, April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.
Read more: http://aapnews.aappublications.org/cont ... 20150425-4

Abstract: http://www.abstracts2view.com/pas/view. ... 5L1_1355.8