Tag Archives: Literacy

Literacy Corner: What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story?

[Source:  Mindshift] “I want The Three Bears!” These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask … Continue reading


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Rapid and Widespread White Matter Plasticity During an Intensive Reading Intervention

[Source: Nature Communications via Reading Rockets] Using MRI measurements of the brain’s neural connections, or “white matter,” researchers have shown that, in struggling readers, the neural circuitry strengthened — and their reading performance improved — after just eight weeks of … Continue reading


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Self-Regulation May Be Critical to Early Language & Literacy

[Source: Psych Central] Reading bedtime stories isn’t the only key to success in developing language and literacy at a young age, according to a new study. Researchers from Michigan State University found that a child’s ability to self-regulate is a … Continue reading


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Phonics Cup Literacy Game

[Source:  The Imagination Tree] Make a fantastic reading resource with this phonics cups literacy game for kids! Adaptable to suit different stages of phonics development, simple and quick to put together and perfect for both classroom and home learning. Teaching phonics is … Continue reading


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Language Skills May Have Greatest Impact on Kindergarten Readiness

[Source: Psych Central] Preparing young children to be “kindergarten ready” is the goal of many parents and preschool programs. It is well-documented that the more skills children bring into kindergarten — in basic math, reading, even friendship, and cooperation — the … Continue reading


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