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Share a Story - Shape a Future: Readers Take Heart: Yes, You Are a Reader

Share a Story - Shape a Future: Readers Take Heart: Yes, You Are a Reader | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

We read every day without thinking about it ... just like breathing! In this post, you'll find five ways that we model reading for kids, just by going about our day!

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Books: final chapter yet to be written - Books - NZ Herald News

Books: final chapter yet to be written - Books - NZ Herald News | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Printed works aren't about to be killed off by digital readers just yet, says global publishing expert

 

The reassuring news about printed books - for those who devour them - is they are not ready to surrender to the digital tide.

 

That's the perspective of a book lover who reads ebooks and who sits at the top of the world's publishing industry. Jens Bammel, a German lawyer and secretary general of the International Publishing Association, watches the business of books from Geneva.

 

He likens its condition to surfing an avalanche, given that the irresistible momentum of digital publishing is sweeping all before it ...


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Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play

Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

It really is that easy and inexpensive to give your child the best Valentine’s Day present, a parents love and interactive play. This is what a developing brain needs most.


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iPads in Education – How you & your iPad can volunteer together in your child’s classroom, Part 2 | The Digital Media Diet

iPads in Education – How you & your iPad can volunteer together in your child’s classroom, Part 2 | The Digital Media Diet | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Earlier this school year I began volunteering in my child’s Kindergarten class with my two iPads and a suite of apps that focused on early literacy skills. Now half way through the school year, I’ve discovered more about engaging kids with learning apps.

 

You can read my first post, “iPads in Education – How you & your iPad can volunteer together in your child’s classroom” here: http://digital-storytime.com/wp/?p=916.

 

I’ve been very impressed by how even the most basic assessments in these apps can help teachers (and volunteers) tailor educational efforts to meet students needs in a more individual way ...


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Contest to boost reading for fun

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The government is planning to create a national reading competition in England to encourage a love of books and boost children's literacy.
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Little Parachutes: Browse Library

Little Parachutes: Browse Library | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Little Parachutes is a simple way to find picture books on the situations and challenges that young children experience...

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Study: The Brains of Storytellers And Their Listeners Actually Sync Up | 80beats | Discover Magazine

Study: The Brains of Storytellers And Their Listeners Actually Sync Up | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Mind & Brain | brain | You may be talking and I may be listening, but our brains look strikingly similar.That's the conclusion of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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How I Help My Kids Have Reading Lives (and Join the Nerdy Book Club)

How I Help My Kids Have Reading Lives (and Join the Nerdy Book Club) | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
I love my job!!  On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to model for my students how I am personally part of a much bigger reading community than just the four walls of our classroom.  I freque...
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How to Unlock Your Child's Academic Potential

How to Unlock Your Child's Academic Potential | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Success often depends on how well-prepared children are for elementary school. A seven-year study reveals that every-day activities and parental engagement play key roles."


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How to choose the best books for kids and teens - Washington Post (blog)

How to choose the best books for kids and teens - Washington Post (blog) | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
How to choose the best books for kids and teensWashington Post (blog)(istockphoto(Perkmeup Imagery)) What themes have you seen emerging in recent children's literature?

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Reading and children's health

Reading and children's health | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Children that lack good reading skills can be affected in the following ways, which in turn can have an adverse impact upon their health: Have trouble completin...
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A Fun, Visual Way to Celebrate Reading Accomplishments

Creating a collage with book covers let's kids recall, celebrate, and share favorite reads! This seems particularly valuable for dormant readers and those who are kinesthetic learners.

 

http://www.education.com/activity/article/chart-100-books-ve-read/

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The Book Chook: Hand-selling Books to Kids

The Book Chook: Hand-selling Books to Kids | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Some tips for encouraging kids to read your own book suggestions. 


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The Book Chook: Help Your Kids Love to Read

The Book Chook: Help Your Kids Love to Read | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

What can parents do to help their kids enjoy reading? 


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Are books and the internet about to merge?

Are books and the internet about to merge? | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
The real question [to be answered] is whether we continue to value ebooks as books, or as webpages. Books are something we pay for. Webpages are things we read for free. Which model will win out?

 


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Taming the Digital Media Beast with Positive Parental Attention!

Taming the Digital Media Beast with Positive Parental Attention! | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

The television world has come a long way since the Saturday morning cartoon lineup I used to watch as a kid was the high-water mark of children’s entertainment. Now, my five children are growing up in a 24/7 connected universe saturated with the good, the bad and (sometimes) the really ugly. I started thinking about this a lot more after listening to Dr. Dmitri Christakis, MD, MPH talk about brain growth and cognitive stimulation at TedxRainier.

 

Our family has access to 17 media devices between us. They are in cars. In our bedrooms and our pockets. They are phones, TVs, VCRs, DVDplayers, computers and tablets. Does that make us technical junkies and digital media hogs? Not necessarily. In his November 25th post To Connect or Not to Connect? My Flip colleague and fellow MCDM grad student Kevin Michael Martin discussed the rise in early age screen time and the need for a “balanced media diet.”


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Group Storytelling: 5 Best-In-Class Examples

Group Storytelling: 5 Best-In-Class Examples | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

"Storytellers are mixing communities to create narratives across mediums. This process often involves sharing with a group or co-creating stories together"...


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A library in your pocket - how cool is that?

A library in your pocket - how cool is that? | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Technological advances have made the world of words, data and information accessible to anyone with Internet access and the most rudimentary of computer skills – but the transition from analog to digital is not without challenges.


The proliferation of special electronic devices known as e-readers has greatly enhanced the ease, access and portability of books among the public. Children’s books, the latest Grisham novel and technical journals are available in a downloadable format that can be stored digitally and available whenever and wherever people have the time and inclination to read ...


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Asperger's syndrome explained for children

Somehat simplistic .... but a great starter video for a conversation with kids, among students, or just as a point of reference.

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At-Home Preschool: Simple Ways to Teach Your Toddler the Letter “A” « Mom it Forward

At-Home Preschool: Simple Ways to Teach Your Toddler the Letter “A” « Mom it Forward | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

What a fun, engaging way to help kids learn, remember, and visualize their letters ... without flashcards or drills!

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Take Your Child to the Library Day Launches

Take Your Child to the Library Day Launches | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Love the idea of a Family Day at the Library!

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Learning English through storytelling - Prague Post

Learning English through storytelling - Prague Post | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Prague PostLearning English through storytellingPrague Post"Having a library where we could go and there were children's books in English seemed like something that I would like to have in Prague. It just made sense to me.

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iLearn Technology - Extreme Speed Booking:Using Technology to help kids love reading

iLearn Technology - Extreme Speed Booking:Using Technology to help kids love reading | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

I like that you can do this without technology too ... I think we called it hand selling ;0


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The Weekly Washrag: Reading News for 01/21/2012

The Weekly Washrag: Reading News for 01/21/2012 | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

This week in family literacy: Celebrating New Readers via the blogosphere; tips, studies, and news from around the Worldwide Web.

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Crickweb | #Literacy Links

Crickweb | #Literacy Links | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Links to Free Interactive Primary or Elementary Literacy and English Resources and Games...

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Terry Doherty's comment, January 20, 2012 8:01 AM
What a wonderfully diverse collection of resources. They will meet kids "where they are" and still offer plenty of creativity and learning.