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New Guidelines Urge Reading to Babies from Birth

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The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new policy statement earlier this week saying that parents should read to the kids every day from the day they are born.

Most parents realize the importance of reading with their children, but what can a newborn gain from being read Dr. Seuss?

Experts say the time spent with them at this stage in their development, dictates how successful children will be in preschool. Success in preschool carries over to grade school and so on.

According to the AAP, literacy begins in infancy and rhyming and singing are some of the most age-appropriate activities for babies. The AAP also notes that only a third of children living in poverty were read to everyday as infants.

In lower income areas, parents often don't have the time -- or resources available to make time -- to read to their kids on a daily basis. That's where programs like Y Readers come in. Y Readers was started in Charlotte in 1999 and has grown to be a nationally recognized program since.

The YMCA program partners with school boards all over the country to provide reading and writing help to children who need it over the summer. The YMCA employs certified teachers and thousands of volunteers spend time with the kids every day of the week working on their literacy skills.

The program is designed to help 'close the gap' and get kindergartners, first, second, and third graders up to speed so they won't fall behind when the school year begins. The six-week program kicked off this week in Charlotte.

To find out how to get involved visit www.ymcacharlotte.org/yreaders.

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