Published On: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015

On Nurturing Child Brainpower, Marc Mezvinsky and Clintons Practice What They Preach

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It’s probably safe to say that the newest member of one of the most famous political families in the United States does not lack opportunities to use her mind.

“I read her the news every morning, ” new mom Chelsea Clinton told People about rearing 4-month-old daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, the New York Post said.

Chelsea and husband Marc Mezvinsky are working on the Clinton Foundation’s Too Small to Fail partnership with Sesame Workshop and Text4Baby, which spreads the message that talking, reading and singing to a baby is crucial to a child’s brain development, the Post said.

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Clinton told People that from the moment Charlotte wakes up, “I start talking to her, when I’m changing her diaper in the morning and when we’re picking out what clothes she’s going to wear for the day.”

But that’s not all. Marc, 37, reads to baby Charlotte in different voices. Charlotte’s grandparents Bill and Hillary Clinton often join in too, the report said.

“We all kind of compete to see who’s going to read her stories, ” said the former first daughter. “Sometimes we wind up where one person will read one page and pass it to the next person.”

Although Chelsea, 34, famously didn’t enjoy her mother’s singing as a child, she loves seeing Hillary serenade the baby. “I’m like, ‘I’m so sorry, Mom, ’” said Chelsea. “I love watching her sing to Charlotte”, the Post said.

Former first lady Hillary Clinton revealed in December that Chelsea grew sick of Hillary’s singing when she was a toddler, often begging her to stop. In fact, Hillary told Prince William and a pregnant Duchess Kate during a chat at a wildlife conservation event that it was a long-standing request from Chelsea that Hillary not sing to her, said.

While Hillary is now busy singing lullabies, grandpa Bill is eagerly anticipating the day Charlotte will be able to read to herself. He often walks past the bookshelves, “every time pointing out a different book and telling her that someday she’ll be old enough to read it herself, ” said Chelsea. “It’s so sweet”, she added, according to the report.

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