August 2016

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Help Young Kids Become Lifelong Learners

Research shows that what kids learn in their first few years of life—and in their day-to-day conversations with parents—can have lasting effects on their future success and health. Simple things like encouraging early math, reading, and language skills can lead to higher grades, a better chance of staying in school and going to college, fewer teen pregnancies, improved mental health, and even a longer life.

Get tips and watch brief videos of NIH experts who offer ideas to encourage early learning at Each day offers opportunities to help your child learn.

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