Par­ents must fos­ter de­vel­op­ing minds

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - FROM THE COVER -

Thank you for the ar­ti­cle “New par­ents urged to be ‘first teach­ers’ ” (Oct. 12). It’s nice to see for­mer first daugh­ter and now Clin­ton Foun­da­tion vice chair­woman Chelsea Clin­ton pro­mot­ing an early child­hood sup­port pro­gram at San Fran­cisco Gen­eral Hospi­tal. Many school crit­ics con­stantly call for clos­ing the achieve­ment gap for stu­dents from cer­tain mi­nor­ity groups. How­ever, if more par­ents would take the time to talk, sing and read to their chil­dren while their young minds are first de­vel­op­ing, per­haps fewer kids would lag be­hind oth­ers when they be­gin school in the first place.

Sochi Ya­mamoto, Burlingame

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