The Importance of Early Literacy

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Early literacy is an important building block in your child's life.
Air Date: 2/24/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tanya Altmann, MD
DrTanya labcoatA leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Sharecare Advisory Board member Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA, received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.
The Importance of Early Literacy
Reading is the building block for education.

Early literacy forms the basis for learning all subjects. When you child can read, the world's possibilities open up to him or her.

The first step to literacy is reading aloud to your child. You can develop reading comprehension in your child by discussing the books you read. Your child is likely to express a desire to tell you stories from books. Teaching words in the books you read then becomes a fun activity and a shared experience.

Listen in as Dr. Tanya Altmann discusses the importance of teaching your child to read as early as possible.
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