The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

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By Patricia A. Alexander, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland and Lauren M. Singer, Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology, University of Maryland. PHOTO FUN Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology…

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Summer-reading: Books to keep kids learning

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Summer reading programs in some libraries and bookstores encourage students to keep reading during the school break. If you’re looking for good reads, check out the books below: “If I Were A Kangaroo,” by Mylisa Larsen This sweet, bedtime story imagines the bedtime rituals of different animals. Read as a mama kangaroo hops her joey off…

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R.L. Stine Total Solar Eclipse Books Glow in the Dark

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Reading a book during the total solar eclipse might get a little tricky when the moon covers the sun on Monday, bringing nothing but complete darkness across a number of states within the eclipse’ path. While thousands of people will more than likely have their eyes glued to the sky at the moment of totality—when the…

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A new chapter in the story of personal libraries

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A bookstore in the central province of Hubei is making a bid to revive China’s ancient culture of home study by designing and supplying libraries tailored to homeowners’ specific demands. The service, provided by the Hubei Foreign Languages Bookstore in Wuhan, the provincial capital, is thought to be the only one in the country. Since starting…

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Quotes To Celebrate National Read A Book Day

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It’s a day for book lovers and all of you who are into reading, don’t just read it to yourself, but also to others as it’s National Read a Book Day on Wednesday. Read a Book Day is celebrated on Sept. 6 every year and on this day everyone grabs their favorite book. Read a Book…

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McDonald’s Plans To Distribute Kids Books During National Literacy Month

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Research by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children stimulates early brain development and helps build key language, literacy and social skills. In celebration of National Literacy Month in September, McDonald’s USA is inviting families to celebrate the joy of reading with the launch of the latest Happy Meal Books promotion.…

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