University of Toledo Department of Pediatrics is the local force behind a national initiative that helps prepare America’s youngest students for success in school. Research indicates that the more words a child hears from parents, the better. When caregivers ask parents to read with their children, they are helping significantly expand vocabulary and build stronger language skills. The program, Reach Out and Read, is taking place in 20 local medical offices and is ensuring that doctors and parents have the necessary tools to promote “book time” every day beginning in infancy. Together with the help of other medical institutions and caregivers, their goal is to make sure children will enter school with larger vocabularies!
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