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This is your child's brain on books: Scans show benefit of reading vs. screen time

Jan 15, 2020 - CNN

Taking away screens and reading to our children during the formative years of birth to age 5 boosts brain development. We all know that's true, but now science can convince us with startling images.

This is the brain of a preschooler who is often read to by a caregiver.

The red areas in this scan show a growth in organized white matter in the language and literacy areas of the child's brain, areas that will support learning in school.

This is the brain of a preschooler w...