COMFORT AND JOY

THE FIRST MOM SUGGESTS READING AS AN EASY WAY TO HELP A BABY'S BRAIN GROW

The night after the Inaugural, Bill and I gathered with our family in the solarium on the third floor of the White House. After dinner our toddler nephews Tyler and Zachary climbed up on the couch with their Uncle Bill to hear him read a story. They accompanied him with words, sounds, pointed fingers and a few tussles over who would hold the book. As I watched them, I thought of all the times Bill and I used to take turns reading stories to Chelsea. Every night one of us (and occasionally both) would stretch out on her bed, hold her...

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