Tag Archives: Literacy

25 Fabulous Picture Books About Families of All Shapes & Sizes

[Source:  Childhood 101] Who is in your family? This is a common question explored in the classrooms and homes of preschool and kindergarten children the world over. Fortunately, there are books available today representing a diverse range of families and … Continue reading

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“What Do I See in the Fall?”—Free Printable Interactive Book

[Source: Chapel Hill Snippets] It’s fall!   My favorite season!    In the spirit of giving, I found a new book on Tarheel Reader and adapted it (changing out some of the pictures, adding icons, and adding a sentence frame). You can print … Continue reading

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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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