Daily Archives: June 25, 2014

Read to Children Beginning at Birth


this is something to be encouraged

The Syosset Public Library Blog

ReadingToChildrenThe American Academy of Pediatrics will announce a new policy directing doctors to tell parents to read aloud to their infants from birth.

Per the New York Times, “With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.”

Reading, talking and singing are all considered important in increasing the number of words children hear and know at the earliest ages, creating distinct advantages when they begin school.

This should be reason enough to visit your local library.

Click here for the entire New York Times article.

– posted by Ed, Reference Services

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Cocoa Extract May Influence Alzheimer’s Disease Mechanisms


great news

Food Safety Europa

A new study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit which may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens.

A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brai…
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