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How Books Can Teach Your Child to Care

How Books Can Teach Your Child to Care | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Books teach us empathy, and without it we’re a little less human. Here’s why teaching kids to love reading is vitally important to society as a whole.
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Three easy ways to get your kids to read better and enjoy it

Three easy ways to get your kids to read better and enjoy it | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
It’s little wonder that we often feel as though our kids aren’t as successful with reading as we’d like them to be. The “reading wars” - the battle between sounding out words and using the sentence as…
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Let Them Catch You Reading | Narrative Transport. The official Michael Pryor website.

Let Them Catch You Reading | Narrative Transport. The official Michael Pryor website. | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Here are some subtle suggestions to help your children read - and enjoy it.
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What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
"Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves." The question of what reading does for the human soul is an etern
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The Deceiver that Undeceives

The Deceiver that Undeceives | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Why You Should Give Fiction Another Try

..in many cases, fiction reveals truths to us that the real world tries to trick us out of (or into) believing.

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A National Effort to Read to Kids 15 Minutes a Day Needs Our Support

A National Effort to Read to Kids 15 Minutes a Day Needs Our Support | Reading Matters | Scoop.it

“When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school.”

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Fiction Teaches Students Empathy, Research Shows

Fiction Teaches Students Empathy, Research Shows | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.
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Reading 'can help reduce stress' - Telegraph

Reading 'can help reduce stress'  - Telegraph | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds, according to new research.
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A Year of Reading: A Few Books to Read Aloud Just Because

A Year of Reading: A Few Books to Read Aloud Just Because | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Titles to check out this year and the importance of reading aloud! http://t.co/psg5GB0nLN
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Literacy, families and learning: Getting Boys Excited About Reading: Ideas & Resources

Literacy, families and learning: Getting Boys Excited About Reading: Ideas & Resources | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."
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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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Parents who read to their children nurture more than literary skills

Parents who read to their children nurture more than literary skills | Reading Matters | Scoop.it

A new AAP policy statement recommends that pediatric providers advise parents of young children that reading aloud and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development and parent-child relationships.

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How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Want your child to fall in love with books? We have tons of playful ideas, whether your baby is still chewing on pages or your big kid is tackling chapters on her own.
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Read Aloud

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Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a non-profit organization that is bringing together partners nationwide to make 15 minutes of daily reading aloud the new parenting standard. When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will become lifelong readers. Reading aloud, starting at birth, is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to improve a child’s readiness to learn. By making 15 minutes of daily reading aloud the new parenting standard, we will change the face of education in this country.
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Why To Read: 10 Reasons Why Reading Books Will Save Your Life - Read

Why To Read: 10 Reasons Why Reading Books Will Save Your Life - Read | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Other than making your more attractive, the reasons why to read books are not limited to 10. We have compiled the top reasons based on research and common sense.
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Jon Scieszka on How to Get Kids to Love Reading (Tip: Stopping Telling Them How Important Reading Is)

Jon Scieszka on How to Get Kids to Love Reading (Tip: Stopping Telling Them How Important Reading Is) | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Before we jump into this interview with bestselling children's and middle-grade author Jon Scieszka about how and why kids read, let's establish his cred on the matter: Scieszka (rhymes with Fresca...
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Literacy, families and learning: Helping toddlers to develop reading comprehension

Literacy, families and learning: Helping toddlers to develop reading comprehension | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
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Official advice from doctors: read to your kids!

Official advice from doctors: read to your kids! | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading to children. (The real #importance of #reading to your #children. http://t.co/PUfUeXb7V8)
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The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers

The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Teaching kids to read isn’t just about learning the alphabet or “sounding out”, it’s about making sense of what’s on the page
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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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