Reading Aloud Important for Infants

A new research study shows that reading books isn’t just for kids and adults, it’s something even for infants. 

National pediatrics associations like the American Academy of Pediatrics say book-reading at infancy can help a child’s growth.

Northern Michigan libraries are heeding the message.

In Traverse City, for example, libraries are seeing a growth in kids checking out books.

In fact, the library has more than 2,000 kids already registered for summer programming.

Cathy Lancaster, the Youth Services Coordinator, said, “Early literacy is really important to reading and becoming good citizens throughout life. If you start young, research has shown that you are less likely to be imprisoned, you are less likely to be a menace to society if you do have those literacy skills.”

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