Research By Keith Martin, DO, MS, Kristen Copeland, MD
Post Date: December 9, 2021 | Publish Date: Dec. 9, 2021
When parents share reading time with young children, the children become less likely to develop social-emotional problems later, according to a study in Pediatrics co-authored by experts at Cincinnati Children’s.
The team reviewed electronic medical records for more than 5,000 children aged 30-66 months who presented for well-child, ill, or follow-up visits to the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s between August 2013 and February 2019.
The team found an association between rare or infrequent shared reading and increased risk of social-emotional problems.
“The primary implication of this paper is that reading promotion during primary care visits could improve social-emotional development and related outcomes for young children,” Martin and colleagues say.
Cincinnati Children’s co-authors included Andrew Beck, MD, MPH, Yingying Xu, PhD, Gregory Szumlas, MD, John Hutton, MD, MS, and Clare Crosh, DO.
|Original Title:||Shared Reading and Risk of Social-Emotional Problems|
|Publish date:||Dec. 9, 2021|
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