IF YOU’VE EVER TAKEN CARE OF A CHILD, YOU KNOW THIS
Children are easily influenced. They pick up on things readily apparent, and some not so easily identified.
You know it’s important to exercise their bodies.
BUT, DID YOU KNOW KNOW YOU MUST ACTIVELY EXERCISE THEIR MINDS AS WELL?
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement specifically about this. They feel that literacy promotion should begin at birth. That means, parents should read to their children, no matter how young.
IT SHOWS IN THE TESTS
Researchers performed functional MRI’s in children listening to age appropriate stories. Those who were read to at home were found to have significant higher levels of brain activation. Most notably, this was in the area where sounds and sights integrated.