The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a study that shows how parent-child reading activities activate brain areas related to narrative comprehension and mental imagery, which is vital for kids’ language and literacy development.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parent-child reading from infancy through at least kindergarten, the span of maximal brain growth. Home literacy environment, including reading behaviors and access to books, has been shown to promote oral language and print concepts.”
This study again supports the importance for children of incarcerated parents to have a connection with their parents and how the messages videos help to develop those critical skills that are essential for a child’s success in life. Help us help Oklahoma kids have stronger reading skills by supporting the OK Messages Project by volunteering, donating or simply getting the word out about our organization.