– According to a new study conducted by Dr. John S. Hutton of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, parents who read early to their kids help the young brains for “reading-readiness”. The functional magnetic resonance imaging scans done during the research showed different levels of brain activity between preschoolers exposed to more reading at home and their peers who weren’t read to.

– Dr. Hutton said that parents should read often with their children, using back-and-forth conversation, “going beyond what’s on the page.” “This emphasizes that the earlier that children are able to be exposed to reading, numbers, colors, the better it’s going to be for reading, which is a very important tool.”

– “The earlier that starts, the better it is,” said Hutton.



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