"Time spent shared with a favorite book with a child, even a newborn, not only strengthens the bond between a parent and child; it literally does help the baby's brain to grow. Few things can make a more dramatic difference in the first 10 years to help prepare young children, to give every child the head start we want for them."

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in Prince George's County on Monday to celebrate reading as part of series of events across the nation in honor of the 94th anniversary of the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss:

Pub Date: 3/08/98

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