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To help children learn how to read in the pandemic, encourage writing messages as part of play

To help children learn how to read in the pandemic, encourage writing messages as part of play

Canadian media have reported on concerns that due to pandemic school closures students are falling behind in learning, and specifically in reading. Research from Alberta examined reading test scores from this past September against earlier years and found grades 2 and 3 students scored consistently lower. Teachers have fewer opportunities to work individually with children who are struggling in online settings. In […] … learn more→

Five ways to help your child develop a love for reading

Five ways to help your child develop a love for reading

A love for reading can be hugely valuable for children. The benefits of leisure reading include increased general knowledge, a positive impact on academic achievement, enhanced reading ability and vocabulary growth. Indeed, research suggests that time spent reading for pleasure could be a key indicator for the future success of a child – even more important than their family’s socio-economic status. It […] … learn more→

Teen summer reads: 5 novels to help cope with adversity and alienation

Teen summer reads: 5 novels to help cope with adversity and alienation

2020 has been a particularly tough year for those approaching the latter years of high school. Young people have witnessed large-scale economic insecurity and unstable education systems. Teenagers have reported high levels of stress and anxiety. But they have also demonstrated outstanding resilience and resolve in adapting to the “new normal”. During COVID-19, cultural texts have become more important […] … learn more→

Teen summer reads: how to escape to another world after a year stuck in this one

Teen summer reads: how to escape to another world after a year stuck in this one

As this tumultuous year comes to a close, the Australian summer is an ideal time to relax and escape through reading. Like many people, Australian teenagers have experienced higher rates of psychological distress this year as a result of the COVID pandemic. Reading is one way for teens to remove themselves, if only temporarily, from their current […] … learn more→

Professor Kevin Dalby discusses reading for comprehension and learning

Professor Kevin Dalby discusses reading for comprehension and learning

While some people excel at learning from a textbook, others struggle to connect with the written word. Professor Kevin Dalby offers a simple, easy-to-understand strategy for comprehending complex texts, such as course content and textbooks. Learners can retain information when this strategy is followed because they are actively engaged in the learning process. Active Learning […] … learn more→

Some ideas to make children want to read

Some ideas to make children want to read

How to arouse a taste for books in children? This is a question that many professionals and parents ask themselves and to which there is not just one but a multitude of answers. Indeed, each child is different and will need various incentives in their journey towards reading. The first recommendation of specialists is not to be […] … learn more→

8 tips to support Grade 1 readers at home

8 tips to support Grade 1 readers at home

Learning to read is one of the most important skills and strongest predictors of success. Studies show that children who develop strong reading skills are more successful in school, more likely go to university and more likely to achieve a high quality of life. Teaching children how to read is primarily a teacher’s job, but parents play a valuable role. Reading for […] … learn more→

Myths and facts about the promotion of the reading habit of children and young people

Myths and facts about the promotion of the reading habit of children and young people

In full vacation, although this year they are certainly far from the normality to which we were accustomed, the eternal question arises: how to get children to read? As a good enduring (and challenging) dilemma, it does not have a clear answer, but there is room for reflection around fundamental questions that can serve as guidance. […] … learn more→

When is the right time to teach a child to read?

When is the right time to teach a child to read?

The very serious crisis that we are suffering due to COVID-19 has caused a radical change in the teaching model, forcing us to work electronically. Logically, we still lack sufficient information, but this confinement will have its consequences at different educational levels. Undoubtedly, this stress may be exacerbated by the extra pressure that many families will […] … learn more→

Why it is more lazy to read poetry than narrative in school

Why it is more lazy to read poetry than narrative in school

The main literary genres (lyrical, narrative and theater) have survived in our modern history and it seems that their future does not present doubts as to their permanence in cultural uses and in the processes that concern the formation of people. However, it is inevitable to consider what is the use made of each of them […] … learn more→