Research shows that 80 to 90 percent of a child’s brain develops by the time they are five years old. During that time, children learn most through interactions with adults, play and experimentation. The top choice for holiday gifts that will fire up young kids’ minds? Books, and your time in reading them. Reading to children – 15 minutes per day for infants, 30 minutes a day for toddlers and preschoolers – is the most important way to encourage language and literacy and impact school performance.
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