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Evolutionary biologists ask very similar questions about species to those asked by linguists about languages.
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.
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?
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
Studies show swearing might be big and clever after all.
Swearing has often been associated with a lack of intelligence, but studies show that it could be a cleverer use of language than we thought.
California elementary school teacher doing shared reading.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
How much screen time should kids get?
Yan Chi Vinci Chow
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
Family dinners can whet children’s appetites for reading.
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Family meals – with lively conversation, storytelling and discussions of books and the tales they contain – feed children's literacy skills.
Are the Minion toys using the F-word?
Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ
Did your child just drop the F-bomb? What can you do?
Britain’s true colours.
Politicians should cut the language deficit for the sake of voters.
He’s been reading for months already.
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