Pediatric residents and medical students across the nation are promoting reading this week as part of a program sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) student section.
The week will feature activities to encourage pediatricians, parents and caregivers to talk about the importance of reading.
April 29: Social Media Monday: Pediatric residents are encouraged to post about their favorite childhood book on social media sites.
April 30: Turn off the TV and Read Day: Families are encouraged to take a break from screens and read a book.
May 1: Read-A-Thon: Patients will be encouraged to read while they wait in pediatric clinics and emergency waiting rooms.
May 2: Prescribe a Book Day: The AAP will provide “prescriptions” for pediatricians to provide to their patients to recommend reading.