Apropos of the Hallowe’en celebrations that occurred this past weekend, check out this article: How Gruesome Penny Dreadfuls Got Victorian Children Reading. Penny who? In the 18th century there was a form of adventuresome, frightening, sometimes even gory books, popular among the undereducated working classes in England, that were called “Penny Dreadfuls.” These simple books, […]
When children learn how emotionally full and experientially rich reading experiences can be, they are positioned to develop into lifelong readers.
Nurturing relaxed daily reading may very well be the finest contribution that a family can make in supporting a child’s development.
Encourage kids to write about their feelings and experiences. You’ll grow lifelong readers and learners if you do.
To lead children into reading proficiency, we must first activate the emotional needs that the artful language and the compelling illustrations touch in them.
Children who are not taught to access the joys and power of libraries and their books, the internet and other information sources are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about life and the world.
Let’s never forget that the most important purpose of developing literacy is it’s promise in supporting personal understanding and lifelong learning.
The representations in books of things familiar to the new reader paves the way for them to develop lifelong affection for books and reading.
Deep sources of ideas and information, like books, fortify family and community cultures.
THE central goal of a good education is joyful, daily reading and learning…for life.