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Pediatricians Prescribe Reading to Your Child

% Rs of Early Education

In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement—“Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Pediatric Primary Care Practice”—stating that early literacy activities are a critical component of early childhood healthcare.

The AAP has also published a more family-friendly set of recommendations for how to promote early literacy: FAMILY RESOURCE: Why It Is Never Too Early to Start Reading With Your Baby. In addition to tips for reading time, the guide features the “5 Rs of early education.”