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New Advice on Reading to Infants

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy on the importance of reading to children. The group, representing over 60,000 physicians nationwide, recommends parents read aloud to children daily, starting in infancy. We talk to the lead author of the policy about the practical hurdles some families face in meeting that goal and the long-term benefits early exposure to complex language can bring.

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