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A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

April 11, 2019

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more…
Fiction literature improves reading skills of young people

October 20, 2018

Read. Read as much as you can as often as you can. This is how people grow and…
Kids connect with robot reading partners

September 3, 2018

Kids learn better with a friend. They’re more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject…
Link Found Between Resilience to Dyslexia and Gray Matter in the Frontal Brain

August 10, 2018

Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in “decoding” — navigating between the visual form and…
‘Teachers are brain engineers’: how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers

June 18, 2018

The early years are when the brain develops the most, forming neural connections that pave the way for…
The Best Ways To Help A Child Who Has Anxiety About Reading

April 27, 2018

When a child is anxious about something, that thing becomes a chore, and it can quickly become something…
AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension for the First Time

January 17, 2018

Training computer systems in the comprehension of language has been a goal coveted by researchers for many decades.…
Reading Fiction may make us Kinder to Other People

May 25, 2017

People are often encouraged to read in order to develop their vocabulary and general language skills, but a…
Sad truth about Little Free Libraries – they are just cute

May 10, 2017

Have you heard about Little Free Libraries? Sometimes called just Tiny Libraries they are said to be a…
Brain prints reveal children’s reading difficulties

January 25, 2017

Children who have difficulty learning to read, in addition to being at risk for depression, also can suffer…
14 Ways Reading Improves Your Mind and Body (Infographic)

December 18, 2016

As any avid book reader can tell you, immersing yourself in a great book can make your brain…
How the World Reads

November 21, 2016

Today, the global literacy rate is at 83%, making reading an important and unique facet of communication among…
Can reading for pleasure improve your life?

February 5, 2016

Research by the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society (CRILS) has found that…
Interaction during reading is key to language development

January 11, 2016

Next time you read to your baby, pay attention to his babbling and respond. Interaction, not just the…
Is your toddler ready for reading lessons?

January 7, 2016

Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how…
Closing the dyslexia achievement gap

November 4, 2015

A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout…
“Summer Slide” Reduced by Letting Kids Pick Their Own Summer Reading

May 21, 2015

At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in…
How the vocabulary of Harry Potter triggers emotion

April 23, 2015

Reading certain words in Harry Potter triggers part of the brain concerned with feelings say researchers. They used…
Finger-mounted reading device for the blind

March 10, 2015

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera…
Study: e-books may negatively impact our sleep after reading

December 30, 2014

It‘s no secret that reading is good for us. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce…
Which regions of brain are active when we read a story?

December 19, 2014

The series of the vastly famous “Harry Potter” fantasy books was the inspiration for scientists to start the first…
Study: strong early reading skills correlated with higher intelligence later

August 18, 2014

The idea that reading might influence our social and emotional skills is not new. It is known that…
Same genes drive maths and reading ability

July 9, 2014

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in…
Speed-reading apps may impair reading comprehension by limiting ability to backtrack

April 25, 2014

To address the fact that many of us are on the go and pressed for time, app developers…
Spritz and other speed reading apps: prose and cons

March 19, 2014

Here’s an eye opener: you can now read a novel on your lunch break. But how much will…
Speed reading apps are great for snippets but not sonnets

March 14, 2014

À la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Done. NEXT! radarxlove, CC BY-NC A new app is about to come on the…
Update: A novel look at how stories may change the brain

January 21, 2014

“We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now…
A novel look at how stories may change the brain

December 27, 2013

The researchers chose the novel “Pompeii” for the experiment, due to its strong narrative and page-turning plot. Many…
Barnes & Noble releases new Nook e-reader for $119

October 30, 2013

Barnes & Noble Inc. is releasing a new Nook e-book reader for the holidays, while it evaluates the…
The strangely familiar browsing habits of 14th-century readers

May 23, 2013

MIT professor’s book digs into the eclectic, textually linked reading choices of people in medieval London. Today we…
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