“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
These are powerful words, and they speak to the power of reading to open doors to empathy, adventure, and learning. A love of reading doesn't happen automatically though. It needs to be nurtured and guided until it flourishes into a well-read, well-rounded human being.
That's why we put together a presentation of some of our favorite ways to help kids learn to love reading, gathered from the contributions of Edutopia's educators and parents.
Training 2-foot robot improves 6- to 8-year-olds’ handwriting skills. ...."The EPFL team has come up with the extremely clever idea of combining this with the motivation children find in working with robots to make it so that both the robots and the humans learn together, each strengthening the other's skills."
Anita Vance's insight:
The idea to teach another increases the retention of content is not new, but to pass it to a robot is ....
"Great Websites for Kids is an excellent platform that reviews websites geared towards kids up to age 14. The reviews are carried out by members of the Association for Library Service to Children which is a division of the American Library Association ..."
I am joining a few of my fellow bloggers today to bring you some new ideas for making Affordable and Amazing Discovery Bottles! I have been making a new collection of discovery bottles this year which I call Literacy Discovery Bottles.
Anita Vance's insight:
i LOVE this idea - my little listeners often search for something to feel or hold during stories - how perfect!!! Thank you ;0)
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.
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