Perri Klass, MD, professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University and national medical director of Reach Out and Read (ROR) will present “Growing Up With Books: Early Literacy and the Developing Brain.”
Dr. Klass will discuss the importance of early exposure to books, illustrations, written language, and the habit of reading. The talk will include information from recent research on the developing brain and on programs which help parents learn strategies to enjoy books with their children. Dr. Klass also will address how early exposure to books and reading can affect language development, school success, and a child’s health and well-being.
Lecture will be from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. A meet-and-greet reception will follow until 1:30pm.
- LOCATION: Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
- DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2012
- TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
- COST: Free