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Surprising new findings from Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report.
For a good overview of parents attitudes and children's reading habits.
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Sometimes parents and caregivers aren't exactly sure how early or in what way to introduce young kids to reading. These are some useful tips for that introduction.
Hothousing toddlers with complicated story books does not give them an advantage over other children, researchers have found. Reading a picture book with one or two words per page is just as beneficial.
Only one in three parents of children ages eight and under reads stories to their kids each night, according to a new survey by the literacy organization Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s.
Overall, 87 percent of the parents who participated in the online poll read to their kids at bedtime—but not every night. Half the parents said that their children spend more time watching TV and playing video games than reading.
That's an unfortunate statistic.
Could book apps & other new formats in the future improve co-viewing and engagement with books over other 'screen' options?
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Def worth looking at this!
This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling
Great ideas to present in an engaging style.
Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.
“digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking…” When we talk about language literacy, we are discussing much more than the basic ability to recognize words on a page.
Likewise, digital literacy is more than simply knowing how to use digital tools. It is the ability to “locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology.” It’s also about knowing what to share, and who to share it with.
By Emilie Davis, editor of Smart Apps for Kids When I was a kid, the worst punishment my mom could dish out was to take away my book. I had my nose in one pretty much all the time – on the bus, at ...
Book publishers still aren't sure what to make of digital publishing. While readers have enthusiastically embraced digital publishing, the book industry itself has continually dragged its heels.
Interesting commentary on #BEA13 (and read the comments section)
I can certainly understand their reluctance. As someone who helps individuals self-publish, it's been quite a challenge learning to format for all the different digital versions.
"As a children’s picture book publisher or author, it can be a challenging decision whether to turn your book into a Book App or an eBook. We offer you the following infographic as a starting point towards making an informed decision."
If you're struggling with trying to decide what format to convert your picture book into, this extremely useful infographic will help you make a more informed decision. It clearly lays out the benefits, drawbacks and possibilities of creating apps and eBooks.
It is a wonderful illustration of the trend and at least we can see what is going on in the publishing industry.