Keep Up Reading & Math Skills Over Summer Break

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: With your help, your child won't start the next school year needing a complete refresher.
Air Date: 7/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school. Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Keep Up Reading & Math Skills Over Summer Break
The last thing kids want to think about when school is out for the summer is homework.

But, how important is it to keep up your child’s skills in reading and math over the summer break?

As an adult, you probably recall how much of your previous school year you tended to forget.

With your help, however, your child won't start the next school year needing a complete refresher from the year before.

Dr. Corinn Cross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss some of the ways you can keep your child's math and reading skills strong over the summer and give them a head start on the next school year. 

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