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Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally, New Study Shows | Digital Book World

Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally, New Study Shows | Digital Book World | Niche Publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to digital reading, kids are way ahead of adults. According to a new study from children's entertainment research and consulting group PlayCollective and Digital Book World, 67% of U.S.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, January 14, 2014 11:44 AM

A big jump but hardly a surprise to anyone on the ground with kids reading ...

Aeonflux d'Avranches's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:49 PM

study on children Ereading, etude statistique des habitudes de lecture numérique des enfants

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Rhythm divine: the Ethiopian nun whose music enraptured the Holy ...

Rhythm divine: the Ethiopian nun whose music enraptured the Holy ... | Niche Publishing | Scoop.it
Jersusalem's classical music lovers honour Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, 90, after a life devoted to God and the piano.
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The music is inspiring and unique...

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Do You Ever Own Your E-Books? | Motherboard

Do You Ever Own Your E-Books? | Motherboard | Niche Publishing | Scoop.it
A few days ago, a Georgetown professor traveling to Singapore noticed that as soon as he crossed over the border, the Google Play app on his iPad updated and wiped out all the e-books he owned—between 30 and 40 ...
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Want to publish a book? First use data to figure out who'll read it - Quartz

Want to publish a book? First use data to figure out who'll read it - Quartz | Niche Publishing | Scoop.it
Want to publish a book? First use data to figure out who'll read it
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Yet in spite of headlines about industry transformation, more needs to be done to assure the strength of the book publishing industry.
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New Kids Songs Teaching Empathy

New Kids Songs Teaching Empathy | Niche Publishing | Scoop.it
Introducing three empathy songs written and performed by Theresa Tan!

 

My two passions, education and music, collided when I decided to write kids songs to help teach empathy. Although I had never written songs before, I was inspired by Start Empathy's mission. What better way to teach young children than through song? In addition to being naturally engaging, studies indicate that the act of playing music may also boost kids' empathy.

 

As I set out to write the empathy songs, I drew heavily from my experience as a kindergarten teacher and cellist. I designated an emotional literacy learning objective to each song. Then I translated the objectives into kid-friendly lyrics. (The rhyming dictionary definitely came in handy during in this process.) Meanwhile, I brainstormed and tested out melodies with the words. My time spent improvising in an Americana band, playing in orchestras, and simply listening to other kids songs helped immensely. After several editing rounds, I came out with three initial songs.

 

By Theresa Tan


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Illustrating in the Dark - A Publishing Mystery | The Digital Media Diet


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The Picture Book Lab's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:18 PM

A very insightful article about just how hazy the current state of digital publishing of children's illustrated books is. Unknown numbers, unreliable sources, and a basic lack of concrete statistics about everything from pricing to downloads makes the scene completely confusing and chaotic. If you ever wondered (like me) why it seems so hard to grasp the trends and movements in this space, this piece explains it all. Nobody really knows what's going on, and right now your guess is as good as the next person's theory.