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Collected thoughts and resources on why, what, how and where reading matters...
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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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Kids' Book Review: Librarian's Shelf: The Value of Bi-Lingual Reading

Kids' Book Review: Librarian's Shelf: The Value of Bi-Lingual Reading | Reading Matters | Scoop.it

Language and culture go hand in hand, and one important way to share them is through books, especially bilingual books. Bilingual picture books feature stories written in both English and another language, generally by displaying both languages side-by-side on the page.

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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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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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4 Alarming Findings About Kids' and Teens' Reading

4 Alarming Findings About Kids' and Teens' Reading | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Common Sense Media's research report shows kids are reading less than ever. Discover the startling statistics -- and what you can do to get your kids back into books.
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Kids' Book Review: Speechie's Couch: Early Chapter Books

Kids' Book Review: Speechie's Couch: Early Chapter Books | Reading Matters | Scoop.it

If handled well, the first foray into reading stories will cement a life-long love of reading. However, negative experiences can scar the pathway and make young readers more hesitant than ever. The following are a few effective strategies that can help smooth the way for burgeoning readers.

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