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Pediatricians’ Rx for new parents: Read to your baby.

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It was great news recently, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced it is asking its 62,000 members to urge parents to read to their children as soon as they’re born. For the first time, the AAP will promote early literacy—beginning from an infant's very first days—as an “essential” component of primary care visits. From a pediatrician’s point of view, early out-loud reading is Learn More »

New Kids Count Data Book released

How does Alaska stack up in the latest Kids Count Data Book? In a word: ouch. Overall, we rank 33rd in the nation. The 2014 Kids Count Data Book considers 16 indicators in education, health, economic well-being, and family and community. Read more about Alaska’s profile.

Summer Safety

We Alaskans spend a lot of time out-and-about on our long summer days. Make sure your young ones are safe out there. Check out these simple steps your family can take to be safe around water, in bear country, and out in the sun.

Words Count

Discover creative ways to talk, sing, read, and play with your children every day. Learn more about Words Count, watch the video, and get and share great ideas on our Facebook page!