A Virtual Hug from Grandpa and Grandma

As a developmental neuroscientist focusing on language and reading development, I value the importance of literacy exposure and storytelling to children’s development, starting from birth. Human interaction and eye contact, while reading stories to children, triggers neural networks related to attention, language and imagination in the young brain which sets the foundation for future reading acquisition. Ideally, teachers, parents and grandparents are the kids’ storytellers, accompanying this activity with a warm hug.

Read the full article here: https://fulbright.org.il/page/529