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The Big Benefits of Reading

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Stories are an important portal through which children learn about the world around them, and a love of reading prepares kids for school and for life. As a pediatrician at Vancouver Clinic, I encourage all of my families to read to their children every day. The good news is that most of them do! However, even literature-loving parents may not realize the positive emotional and cognitive effects of sharing stories with their kids.

To read more, pick up a copy of the October 2018 issue at any of these locations, or view the digital archive copy here.

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Dr. Kevin Hatcher-Ross graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is a pediatrician at Vancouver Clinic. He’s an unrepentant bookworm and research fanatic. He enjoys sharing the most up-to-date medical knowledge with parents and being silly with his little patients.

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