Parents must foster developing minds
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