More than half of children under two and nearly half of children aged three to five are not being read to every day at home.
Amid concerns about Australia’s position in international literacy rankings, parents are an untapped resource for improving literacy.
How can you maximize reading’s rewards for baby?
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Children must be taught to read for comprehension, not just to parrot what they hear.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
Despite improvements in the national average score, the 2016 PIRLS report confirms many Australian children continue to be left behind.
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.
Should children with reading difficulties get their hearing checked?
The influence of countries in francophone Africa, like Ivory Coast, have shifted how universities think about the French language.
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
Humans and computers are collaborating to create a new genre of 'synthetic literature'. But how does it work and can a computer ever really be creative?
Reading to children and talking to them about the story helps them love stories and become better readers.
Parents want to do everything they can to get their kids' school year off to a good start. Here's why talking with them is one of the best ways to do that.
Women on higher incomes see an income boost from reading skills.
Data shows that the gender wage gap can be partially explained by how different skills and psychological traits are treated in the labour market.
The shortlist is out, but who wins? You decide.
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The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
Why are parents increasingly inserting their child's name into stories?
Research has typically found that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for young people.
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?
Ontario is the only Canadian province to offer a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten model.
Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
About 1.1 million students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the 2017 NAPLAN tests in May.
This year's preliminary NAPLAN results show Australian students are flatlining after ten years of the controversial tests.
Children benefit from previous understanding of spoken words before reading them.
Eye-tracking research reveals that children are likely to read new words faster and easier if they have heard the words before.
Should children under the age of 13 be given access to smartphones?
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
Front cover of Tjarrany Roughtail - the book features a collection of Dreaming stories.
These books introduce children to Indigenous culture and experiences through colourful pictures and powerful storytelling.
In some Aboriginal communities, over 50% of adults say they do not have the literacy they need for everyday tasks.
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The children who are least likely to attend school regularly – and do well – grow up in households where the adults themselves have very poor literacy skills.