A recent article published by journalist Annie Murphy Paul mentioned a policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics that “prescribed” books for young children.
Reading levels at 3rd grade can be a significant predictor of career of life outcomes, so physicians are paying more attention now to literacy input in the home environment. Programs to get books into toddler’s hands are growing, from reading events at public libraries, to book giveaways, and even handwritten prescriptions for parents to read with their children straight from the doctor’s office!
Read more about the interesting new prescribing trend here: http://anniemurphypaul.com/2014/06/why-pediatricians-are-prescribing-books/#
Sarah Forrest is a Reading Specialist for Oxford Learning Solutions, publishers of the Easyread System. Easyread is an online reading program for children with dyslexia, visual learning styles, general reading difficulties and more.