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Boosting Childhood Literacy Rates to Bolster the Future

There are many ways children of all ages can learn to read and gain a love for reading, but some ways have proven more effective over the years for a variety of reasons.

Whether it is reading a favorite book, sharing a favorite short story or just making up a tale that captures the imagination of a child those simple steps have proven invaluable in developing the

literacy numbers across the country. There are now programs being developed to provide those same experiences for all children no matter where they come from.

Perri Klass, MD, discusses the low rates of early childhood literacy and ways and programs that can turn those numbers around as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 National Conference and Exhibition in San Diego.