Reach Out and Read http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Pediatricians Feel Reading is Good Medicine http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-pediatricians-feel-reading-good-medicine <p>Studies suggest reading to children early in their development enhances their vocabulary, helps them identify letters and become better readers.&nbsp; Yet, less than half of U.S. children are read to on a daily basis.&nbsp;</p><p>To counteract that problem, reading is being doctor-prescribed in certain parts of the commonwealth, like Muhlenberg County.</p><p>Dr. Billie Galyen sees about 6,000 kids a year at her pediatric clinic in Greenville.</p><p>Five-year-old Brady and three-year-old Noah are there for check-ups. Every child six months to five years old leaves the office with a new book to take home and a prescription to read. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:28:23 +0000 Lisa Autry 35633 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Pediatricians Feel Reading is Good Medicine