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How Books Can Help Develop A Baby's Brain; Lawmakers Come Up With School Funding Formula

The best time to read to a child is right away. Researchers have found that the earlier you read to your child, the better their literacy, school readiness, and behavior. Pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass is an early reading evangelist with the nonprofit "Reach Out and Read." She joins us to discuss how books can build a baby's brain.  We'll discuss why reading to a child as early as infancy can have enormous impacts on their developing brain.  Later, a bipartisan committee takes a run at reforming the state's school funding formula. We'll cover that in our weekly Statehouse update, and get the latest on the state transportation budget and varying theories about how much to raise Ohio's gas tax.

For More Information:

The Literacy Cooperative

The Literacy Cooperative Early Literary Awareness resources page

Perri Klass, M.D., National Medical Director for Reach Out and Read, Pediatrician, Author, Columnist
Robert Paponetti, President & CEO, The Literacy Cooperative  
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV