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Boys and girls are different
Boys Girls Research

Boys and girls are different

They approach literature differently, too. Boys use different parts of their brains than girls to process emotions and words. They relate to characters in books differently, and enjoy reading different kinds of things. Here’s what most boys like to read:*Non-fiction*Facts*Accounts of real events*Books with action*Illustrated accounts showing how things work*Gross […]

Judging the age-level of books
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Judging the age-level of books

What can your child read alone? It can be difficult to decide what books are just right for your reader – not too hard or too easy. Here’s a great suggestion, from a book/pamphlet produced by the YMCA, called Raising Kids Who Read. “To decide which books are right for […]

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Singin’ in the Brain

Singing helps children learn to read When my son was little, our life was a musical. If I could sing something rather than say it, I would. “We’re… puttin’ our shoes now, tying up the laces, goin’ to the park!” (to the tune of Top Hat, White Tie and Tails). […]

Surround your child with books.
Reading theory Research

Surround your child with books.

Children feel excited about reading when they feel entitled to books. Our lives are full of cliques. There are the athletes. The computer geeks. The artists. When someone who is athletic walks into a sporting situation, he feels at home. That’s because he’s regularly surrounded by sports – he watches […]