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Books Are Just a Start

We applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) new policy statement recommendation that "pediatric providers promote early literacy development for children beginning in infancy" (AAP Policy Statement -- Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Practice. Show More Summary

Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D., K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Joins Experts on Capitol Hill for a Discussion about Youth Sports Safety

Nation's experts participate in sports safety briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by The American Academy of Pediatrics, Safe Kids Worldwide and the Congressional Kids' Safety Caucus

9 First Foods for Baby That Put Boring Rice Cereal to Shame

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Your baby is about to reach another exciting milestone: eating solid food. The time at which this happens varies from baby to baby and mom to mom. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend moms exclusively...Show More Summary

Television Taught My Kid To Read, So Eat It Haters

We've been reading to our children basically since birth, so we had a head start on the news that broke this week about how beneficial that practice is. Our kids also watch more TV than the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. Clearly, I don't actually believe that television taught my kid to read - but I can confidently say it helped. Show More Summary

A Home Run in the Midst of the World Cup!

We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On Tuesday, June 25th, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused...Show More Summary

Twitter chat: How important is early childhood reading?

Join us for a Twitter chat on childhood reading at 1 p.m EDT on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Donnie Ray Jones Is there any benefit in reading to a child who is not yet talking? The American Academy of Pediatrics says “yes.” The...Show More Summary

1 Easy Way to Make Your Newborn Smarter From the Day He's Born?

Post by Jeanne Sager. When you take your baby to the pediatrician, what do you expect them to prescribe? Antibiotics? Maybe some over-the-counter infant medicines? Surprise! The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising its doctorsShow More Summary

Study says the earlier you start reading to children, the better

Under new guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, for the first time pediatricians will discuss with parents the importance of early literacy. Research has shown that much of the brain's development happens during the first three years of a child's life, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

When it comes to reading to your child, new report says start early

Jeffrey Brown and Dr. Pamela High discuss strategies for parents and how to interact with your children during “screen-time” activities. According to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics published this week, pediatricians...Show More Summary

Read to a Tiny Baby? Yes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises doctors to recommend reading to infants, and for good reason. Reading is a habit best formed early.

Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.

?American Medical Association Officially Declares Cheerleading a Sport

Well it's about damn time. At their annual meeting in Chicago this weekend, the American Medical Association joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in deciding that cheerleading should be considered a sport due to it's "rigors and...Show More Summary

?The 1 Thing to Eat During Pregnancy for a Smarter Baby

Post by Maressa Brown. From the moment you find out you're expecting, you want to be sure that you're doing everything you can to promote your baby's wellness and development. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that women's...Show More Summary

AAPD annual meeting in Boston!

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (the aapd) had its annual meeting in Boston last weekend. This is the annual gathering of pediatric dentists, staff, vendors, family and friends for fun and education. Most of the meeting is continuing education. Show More Summary

Higher discharge rate for BPD in children and adolescents in the US compared to UK

Washington D.C., May 22, 2014 – A study published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found a very much higher discharge rate for pediatric bipolar (PBD) in children and adolescents aged 1-19 years in the US compared to England between the years 2000-2010. read more

Why Giving Toddlers Adderall Is So Evil

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends ADHD not be diagnosed until at least the age of 4. So why are so many doctors prescribing meds to 2- and 3-year-olds?

Doctors Fight the NRA Over Gun Safety

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Rifle Association are embroiled in a knock-down fight over the right of doctors to advise parents on gun control.

Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Around Lawn Mowers

The lawn mower is one of the most dangerous household tools. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, each year 68,000 people are treated in the emergency department for lawn mower related injuries, and 9,400 of them are children under the age of 18. Most childhood injuries due to lawn mowers are related to riding mowers, and most are injured in their own yard.

How to Choose and Use Baby Formula Safely

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding for at least the first six months of baby's life, but let's be honest, that's not an option for every mom. Bottle-feeding moms can take comfort...Show More Summary

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