Sometimes books have such a pervasive cultural presence that it is always necessary to read them to have an idea about what they have to say.
Cognitive skills related to early literacy can be nurtured this summer by engaging in activities that develop social-emotional skills and positive self-regulation.
Books that will bring the beauty of Derbyshire’s rolling hills alive.
The claims made by the creators of the app – which highlights parts of words to supposedly enhance users’ reading abilities – are dubious.
Direct instruction matters in learning to read, but reading can’t happen unless children are supported in making connections to what they know and their experiences.
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.