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Video – Reading aloud

Posted by bronwynr on April 20, 2009

Choosing books to read aloud to children


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Latest booklists from Pivotal Kids

Posted by bronwynr on March 26, 2009

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An Orderly Home Affects Early Literacy Skills, Study Says

Posted by bronwynr on February 27, 2009

 Grab your Swiffers and start spending more time organizing your home—it could make your child a better reader, says a new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Teachers College and Ohio State University.

Yes, beyond reading to young children, there are other things parents and caregivers can do to help early literacy skills. “Order in the House!”  examines the relationship between household chaos, the home literacy environment, maternal reading ability, and children’s early reading—and it concludes that there’s a link between the reading abilities of five- and six-year-olds and the orderliness of their homes. more » » » 

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A Digital library for the world’s children

Posted by bronwynr on February 22, 2009

From New Zealand to Mongolia: Co-Designing and Deploying a Digital Library for the World’s Children

From the Abstract:

The Internet has led to an explosion of users throughout the world. Low-cost computing options are now emerging for developing countries that are changing the world’s educational landscape. Given these conditions, there is a critical need to understand the obstacles and opportunities in designing and deploying technologies for children worldwide. This paper discusses seven years of strategies and methods learned in co-designing and deploying the International Children’s Digital Library (www.childrenslibrary.org) with children in multiple countries.


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Children’s Laureate to champion reading

Posted by bronwynr on February 21, 2009

From the Australian: The U.K. has one. So does the U.S. And now it’s Australia’s turn: a children’s laureate to champion reading among kids will be appointed under a new alliance of authors, teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers and arts administrators.

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