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Three’s Good Company when Reading…

Observing conversation BETWEEN adults about their personal experiences inspired by reading a book offer a child valuable insights into the possibilities of personal connections with books.

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A Powerful Gift to Give

Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.

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Tears and Laughter–How Books Promote Emotional Health

Reading books with children and talking about what you read invites exploration of feelings and offers long-lasting permission to discuss all of life’s topics.

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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 Aloud is Good for the Whole FAMILY

March is National Reading Awareness Month designed to showcase the value of reading. That’s a good thing, but the focus is always about better children’s reading, which belies the vast powers of sharing reading with the whole family. Sharing reading of anything by anybody within a family can be a HUGE asset for creating a culture […]

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Robots or Readers?

Have you ever had a computer or phone read something for you on the screen? It’s a trick question. No, you haven’t. Nobody else has either. That’s actually a misuse of the word READ. It sure sounds like someone reading, but IT’S NOT READING. It’s robotic output of language-like noise. This reading-like noise might more accurately […]