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Questions Lead to Lifelong Learning

Reading non-fiction can lead to children discovering self-directed inquiry … and naturally to enjoying even more terrific books!

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Kids Need to Understand the WHY of Literacy to Become Lifelong Lovers of It

Having begun to understand the powerful WHY of writing and reading, children begin delightedly learning about the roles that literacy can play in their lives.

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How to Help Kids Be Successful AND Fulfilled

There are simple ways adults can help kids grow up to lead fulfilling lives, like allowing them to explore their interests through reading and conversation.

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Slow Reading Invites Thinking, Discovery

I begin most days by reading the news. I read our local paper and a bit of national ones. I like to “keep up,” as us info junkies say. When I’m involved in something that prohibits my ability to read, I’ll listen to the news. I especially enjoy The New York Times online version’s invitation […]

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Reading. What’s It to You?

Teachers and parents might get confused by research reports that claim to focus upon reading, even research reported by highly respected scholars. One problem is the varied definitions of reading that editorial boards seem to ignore in their constant efforts to find solid studies on literacy to publish. “Reading” has many possible definitions, and each definition has value in […]