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When it comes to reading to your child, new report says start early

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Published on Jun 24, 2014

Pediatricians should tell parents of young children about the importance of reading to their child everyday starting in infancy and continuing until the child is at least kindergarten-aged, according to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics published this week.

The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown spoke with the author of the report, Dr. Pamela High, on Tuesday about the role doctors can play in getting more parents to read to their children. In this web extra they talk about strategies for parents, how to interact with your children during "screen-time" activities and more.

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