Read Aloud 15 Minutes is a nonprofit organization that's working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes.
The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) made big news back in June 2014 when they announced that doctors will begin dispensing some new advice to parents of young children. During well-child visits, pediatricians will inform parents and caregivers that reading aloud, along with singing and talking to young children on a daily basis, contributes to brain development and kindergarten readiness.
When it comes to raising readers and building strong literacy skills, opportunities are everywhere, especially for families with young children. “Research shows that experiences in infancy and early childhood make a big difference,” said Andrea Brown, the Vancouver Public Library’s assistant manager of early years programming. “It’s never too early to start reading and sharing literacy skills with your child.”
Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour.
The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted. The group calls itself the Slow Reading Club, and it is at the forefront of a movement populated by frazzled book lovers who miss old-school reading.
European Union governments may allow libraries to digitise books in their collection without rights owners consent in order to make them available at electronic reading posts, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on 11 September. If library users want to print works out on paper or store them on a USB stick, however, rights holders must be fairly compensated.
Au lendemain des Journées de la culture, le ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec a dévoilé lundi les 51 mesures qui constituent son plan pour « amorcer le virage numérique en culture au Québec ».
Join special guest host Peter Mansbridge, along with the staff and students of the digital humanities program live from the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, for peek into the future of libraries and learning.
...librarians are wonderful at idea sharing, and one great resource is Little eLit (www.littleelit.com). There are photos and blog posts of librarians around the country using technology in story times. If you see or read something that you think will work for you and your space, you can reach out directly to that librarian to find out more specifics about how she set up her system. Check out their “Programming” section for write-ups of different technology-infused storytimes, and see their “Gallery” (lower right hand side of page) for photos.
Numerous studies show that children who have access to reading materials are better at reading, enjoy it more, and even perform better on international academic assessments. To help you find the right books for your child, Noodle teamed up with the New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist to bring you the best children's books of 2013 for every age group.
Première vidéo de CNet sur le nouveau "Kindle Voyage" d'Amazon. Il ressemble beaucoup au Kobo Aura ou au Tolino Vision. Ce sera peut-être une découverte pour les clients américains, beaucoup moins pour les européens...
Eleven-year-old Eric Miranda barely looked up as he intently designed a book cover at a new after-school drop-in program at the Vancouver Public Library’s South Hill branch on Fraser Street. But there is one topic outside the project at hand that catches his interest...