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Detail from ‘Birdsong’ by Cree-Métis artist Julie Flett, which won the 2020 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for most distinguished book. The story follows an intergenerational friendship and speaks to change in children’s lives. (Greystone Kids)

Picture this: These beautiful books help children read the world

A researcher who explored 500 picture books created by authors or illustrators living in Canada suggests books that are extraordinary in both text and illustration.
As the cold weather approaches and we look for indoor activities, video games are both fun and educational. (Shutterstock)

Video games can add to kids’ learning during COVID-19 pandemic

Video games can be useful in learning English, math, history, physics and yes, even physical education. While they're not a substitute for schooling, video games are a great indoor activity.
Siblings, as well as parents, can help young learners become avid readers. Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Teaching kids to read during the coronavirus pandemic: 5 questions answered

If families embrace reading as fun and routine and teachers work more closely than before with the families of their students, it's possible that remote learning won't be a huge obstacle to literacy.
Teaching children how to read is primarily a teacher’s job, but parents play a valuable role. (Shutterstock)

8 tips to support Grade 1 readers at home

To "warm up" a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you've LEARNED.

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