The COVID-19 pandemic – and the isolation it brought on – deprived many babies of the stimulating experiences they need to develop. Is the damage permanent? A language specialist weighs in.
Verbal abilities provide benefits in school and in one’s career. Fostering a love for stories and fiction in children should be a high priority.
Marrying the husband of your deceased sister was legally considered incest, leaving women of all classes in ruinous circumstances.
In her new essay collection, Elena Ferrante tells the compelling story of her reading and writing life, and the battle between form and wildness.
My friend, with whom I co-founded a library in Mazar-i-Sharif, tells me books are like lights. With no one visiting the library and opening books, ‘the lights are off.’
A book that defies the usual mystery formula, Death on the Nile is more than just a clever tale about murder.
It might seem a daunting task, but the trick is to not start reading from the beginning.
An ode to his hero Homer? The act of a man losing his sight? What is the story behind the famous Ulysses blue.
Despite arguments that young children have enjoyed Jane Eyre for 150 years, the Victorians were much more concerned about the novel’s influence than universities are today.
The government’s focus on synthetic phonics is too narrow.
Arthur Conan Doyle wasn’t the only author spinning tales of cunning detectives.
Children who missed part of their reception year were three months behind in reading.
Research shows reading books with diverse characters and story-lines helps children develop a greater understanding and appreciation of people different to themselves.
Educating children in the 21st century is about teaching them to appreciate the human condition in all its diversity. Holiday reading can contribute to this.
Children with dyslexia seem to find it more difficult to judge the direction of moving dots - this could explain why reading is also more challenging.
Take turns in conversation and make rhymes.
Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.
Welcome to an entirely new understanding of the world.
Twenty years after the release of the first Harry Potter film, does he continue to charm children and adults alike?
The number of school librarians in the US has dropped about 20% over the past decade, a recent study found. Here are four ways school librarians prepare students for today’s world.