A book nest - or nook - is a cost-friendly way to model and enjoy literacy with your preschooler that invites their creative involvement and offers space for positive connections to grow.
When it comes to reading, choosing the books your child reads, forcing them to read at certain times and asking them questions about their books are all big no nos.
Instead of expecting parents to help kids stay sharp during the summer, schools should offer more programming, a literacy instructor argues.
It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.
Here’s to the good/bad women leading the world of fiction.
Forget challenges, adults should be taking a leaf out of children's books when it comes to their reading habits.
Sharing a book together doesn't stop being important once a child learns to read.
Reading and writing may have evolved thanks to a natural ability of the brain's visual cortex to process geometrical shapes.
Shared reading has many benefits. Among them, it can help your child develop a bigger vocabulary.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
Are the stacks of books in your library still alive? Why keep them if they are not? Why does our attachment to the printed word not waver in the face of its digital counterpart?
If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
Parents often see reading as "school business" - something that teachers are responsible for.
Reading involves more than decoding letter-sound relationships and making meaning from isolated texts.
How books can help veterans overcome physical and mental trauma.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
Children need the same information repeated to encode it permanently.
The Victorian opposition has pledged funding for "decodable readers" which focus only on sounds. But kids prefer to read rich texts.