Tag: Literacy

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  • Raising Writers in the Early Years

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    Some parents worry that as kids spend time texting, they aren't writing as often as children in past generations. The digital age demands that children be skilled in multiple ways of communicating, from GIF keyboards to writing stories and... 

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  • Media Literacy Matters

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    Children and youth today have the world at their fingertips. They can access libraries with the click of a button, download thousands of books on smart devices, and read... 

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  • When We Outsource Talking to Toys

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    Walk down the children's toy aisle in any store these days and you will be greeted with a cacophony of noise. Instead of the excited voices of children that you might expect, however, much of the chatter emanates from the toys... 

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  • Books, Blogs and Teens: Encouraging Readers

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    "My son used to love reading when he was a little guy," a mom recently lamented. "Now I honestly can't remember the last time he read for fun."

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  • Raising (e)Readers? Three Things To Keep in Mind When Reading Goes Digital in Early Childhood

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    "Don't eat the book Emmett!" my 3-year-old son Miles exclaimed as his baby brother brought "Peek-a-Who?" towards his open mouth.

    I reminded Miles that babies explore the world with their mouths. With an exasperated but knowing look at... 

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  • Raising Readers

    I have heard that reading is key to kids' success. Is this true?

    You are correct! Reading is at the heart of academic achievement. It’s easy to see why. Reading opens the doors to new people, places, and cultures. It stimulates the imagination like no other medium can. It also reinforces organized thinking because things... 

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  • Tips for Raising Readers

    Raising readers starts long before babies can read. Get started today:

    • Talk talk talk. Talk with your baby a lot, even before she is able to speak. Because children learn to speak by copying the language they hear, they need talkative role models.
    • Read to your baby every day. Starting a tradition of reading right away make it more... 
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