Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, was featured in a New York Times article about new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that call for reading to children from birth.
The AAP is now asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud – every time a baby visits the doctor. It’s the first time the academy has officially weighed in on early literacy education.
Dr. Navsaria commented on how reading aloud to children from birth can reduce academic disparities later in life. “If we can get that first 1,000 days of life right,” he said, “we’re really going to save a lot of trouble later on and have to do far less remediation.””