OSF Children’s Hospital NICU part of nationwide read-a-thon

Even the smallest child can benefit from someone reading to them, including babies born prematurely. Reading helps babies with neuro-development and language skills and is a positive experience for families, helping to give a sense of normalcy of being a parent, even when their child may be facing medical challenges. "That really is a great bonding moment, not only for them to get neuro-development, but also for families to be able to bond and interact with their baby, even for the most premature babies," explains Kristopher Rosburg, MD, neonatologist with OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria.