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Being a Lifelong Bookworm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Being a Lifelong Bookworm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Reading, writing and other mental exercises, if habitual from an early age, can slow down the age-related decline in mental capacity
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Children who have strong reading skills 'are more intelligent by their mid-teens'

Children who have strong reading skills 'are more intelligent by their mid-teens' | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
CHILDREN with strong reading skills are more likely to have higher intelligence levels as young adults, according to a study of identical twins.
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Reading for pleasure 4 July 2014 - conference notes - The Guardian

Reading for pleasure 4 July 2014 - conference notes - The Guardian | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
The Guardian Reading for pleasure 4 July 2014 - conference notes The Guardian This joint conference between the Guardian and the British Library looked at being creative with books, engaging teenagers with reading for pleasure, and approaches to...
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» Reading Skill Development Can Continue to Middle School - Psych Central News

» Reading Skill Development Can Continue to Middle School  - Psych Central News | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Traditional educational theory holds that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn. A new study suggests to the
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Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.
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Cultivating a Love of Reading

10 Tips for cultivating a love of reading in grades K-8. Inspired by Donalyn Miller and the awesome folks at #nerdybookclub. (Stephanie Hardinger has shared a great prezi about importance of developing a LOVE OF READING!
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Experts urge the importance of reading to infants

Experts urge the importance of reading to infants | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Speaking and reading aloud to babies may be a key to a prosperous future.
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We know it's important to read from birth...but why? | On Our Minds

We know it's important to read from birth...but why? | On Our Minds | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago we announced our support of the new guidelines from AAP to read to children beginning from birth.
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Reading Tips for Parents of Babies

Reading Tips for Parents of Babies | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
These tips for parents of babies are also available as a one-page handout to download and print.
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What to Do When Reading Is Too "Sitty"

What to Do When Reading Is Too "Sitty" | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
My daughter is a mover — she's constantly in motion, even when she's sleeping. She hates sitting still for anything, including reading. Some kids won't like reading if it goes hand in hand with sitting still.
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Michael Rosen: 'Children are no longer encouraged to read for pleasure' - Telegraph

Michael Rosen: 'Children are no longer encouraged to read for pleasure' - Telegraph | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Former Children's Laureate criticises the Government's fixation with teaching the mechanics of reading rather than the enjoyment of it
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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home? Martin Williams explores interesting initiatives developed by teachers
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Chris Evans: parents must read to their children - Telegraph

Chris Evans: parents must read to their children - Telegraph | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
As the Hay Festival begins, the Radio 2 presenter argues that sharing the magic of books is as enriching for parents as it is for children
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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]
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Importance of Reading Aloud | Reach Out and Read

Importance of Reading Aloud | Reach Out and Read | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Reading aloud helps children acquire early language skills, develop positive associations with books and reading, and build a stronger foundation for school success.
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The importance of reading for language development – part 1

The importance of reading for language development – part 1 | Reading Matters | Scoop.it

reading vastly and variedly is the most important language-learning exercise there is. Extensive reading helps develop general language competence; develops general, world knowledge; extends, consolidates and sustains vocabulary growth; helps improve writing; creates and sustains motivation to read more. 

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"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers

"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Jeff Kinney offers sure-fire ways to get kids reading -- and have fun doing it.
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How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long

How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Don't bother taking away the iPad or setting minimum page counts. Instead, find sneaky ways to leave your children alone with books—and then see what happens.
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Book explores link between reading to child, development

Book explores link between reading to child, development | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Jason Boog was immersed in publishing for five years as editor of the MediaBistro blog GalleyCat. When he became a dad, he was curious how best to foster a love of books in his newborn daughter.
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Added value of dialogic parent-child book readings

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5 Ways To Cultivate Fearless Summer Readers

5 Ways To Cultivate Fearless Summer Readers | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
We can stock our children's lives with stories and in this way, help them achieve academically and also inspire them deeply. Summer can be a transformational season for your child as a reader. Here are five ways to make sure this real-time magic happ...
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Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.
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Are fathers better at bedtime stories than mothers? - Telegraph

Are fathers better at bedtime stories than mothers? - Telegraph | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Reading to children has a huge effect on their learning and development, especially when the book is in the hands of the father, writes David Atkinson
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Raise A Reader: A Parent Guide to Reading for Ages 3-5

Raise A Reader: A Parent Guide to Reading for Ages 3-5 | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Keep your kids reading with our guide to great book lists, book-related articles, and activities for children aged 3-5. These essential resources will encourage your kids to love reading and address the age and reading levels of every reader: from ambivalent to advanced.
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Reading helps toddlers start school: research by QUT and Charles Sturt

Reading helps toddlers start school: research by QUT and Charles Sturt | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Growing up in a home with lots of books and being read to as a toddler have a bigger impact on the performance of a child starting school than their temperament or socio-economic background, new research shows.
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Start with a Book

Start with a Book | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
What does your child love to explore and learn about? Pick a theme below and get started!

Explore dinosaurs, bugs, birds, planes, music, sports, superheroes, inventors, art, the night sky, the ocean, and more — 
24 themes in all. Start with a book … and see where your child's imagination goes!

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