Storytime a ‘Turbocharger’ for a Child’s Brain - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Storytime a ‘Turbocharger’ for a Child’s Brain

While reading to children has many benefits, simply speaking the words aloud may not be enough to improve cognitive development in preschoolers.

A new study led by Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician and clinical researcher at Cincinnati Children’s, shows that reading in an engaging way — encouraging children to participate in the book by acting out the story, discussing plots and characters or defining words they see on the page — is important for the child’s developing mind.

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