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Volume #10 Issue #05
ISSN: 0219-7642 August 21, 2011
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Today is the age of computers, HD TV and personal music players. Children around the world tend to
show an inclination to watch more TV shows, play lot of video games and listen to rap music. In the
din of all these modern hobbies, the art of reading is slowly losing its prominence. The art of
meaningful reading is gradually becoming redundant among many homes of the world as well.
Reading was a regular activity among a vast majority of people around the world. Every reader had his
or her own book. On the converse, every book had its own reader. The acquisition of knowledge was mainly
through reading great books on interesting topics. Many homes even had rows of bookshelves that housed
precious books like encyclopedias and almanacs out of which Encyclopedia Britannica was definitely a
proud possession. However, the times have changed now and books are slowly giving their way over to
modern gadgets and equipments.
This issue of newsletter discusses the benefits and advantages of developing reading habits
in children. The art of reading should start in the home and when the children are very young and raw.
Reading skills will provide many benefits, as the previously published articles demonstrate how your
children would become smart and intelligent when they develop reading habits. Have a
great week ahead!
Thought for today:
"The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy and the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow
the most." - Robert Kiyosaki
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The Importance of Reading to Children
What types of benefits do your children gain by developing reading habit? Does the habit of reading really matter?
There are many practical benefits to reading. Read more here!
How to Improve Your Child's Reading
Improving your child's reading habits is a lengthy effort. Here are some of the well-known tips and
suggestions to help your children develop reading habits!
The Art of Teaching Reading
By Lucy McCormick Calkins, Ph.D
In The Art of Teaching Reading, nationally acclaimed educator Lucy Calkins offers a compelling
glimpse into the methods, insights and day-to-day classroom practices, which have helped hundreds
of teachers, do more in the teaching of reading than most dreamt possible.
This book covers:
Incredibly valuable resource for current and future teachers and educators
Offers a wealth of practical classroom examples to demonstrate
principles and methods in practice
This is the story of brilliant teachers whose children learn to read
with eagerness and to talk and write in stunning ways about their reading
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington
Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills - and don't know how to help.
Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalist.
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct,
scripted guide to teaching reading-from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy
philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic co-author Sara Buffington to supply
parents with a clear, direct phonics program - a program that gives them the know-how and confidence
to take matters into their own hands.
How to Grow a Child's Brain
Psychology Today Aug 09, 2011
Early relationships promote healthy brain development - extensive
evidence was offered to show how a parent's attunement with her
child's emotional experience, or her ability to hold her child's
mind in mind, leads to a capacity for emotional regulation and
healthy emotional development at the level of structure and
biochemistry of the brain.
The Influence of Touch on Child Development
Live Strong Aug 02, 2011
No matter how well-nourished and intellectually stimulated a child is, going without human touch can stunt
his mental, emotional and even physical growth; it potentially affects the child for years to come.
Measure the mind
Deccan Herald Aug 16, 2011
The mental development of children is dependant on their ability or
intelligence. This apart, their social background, time of learning,
general health, capacity to grasp, method of teaching - all play an
important role. Except for mental ability, other aspects can be
easily judged. A student who appears physically strong may be weak
in learning whereas a fragile-looking boy may be good at grasping
Trying to raise bilingual kids? How to stay on track when English is easiest
NPR Aug 16, 2011
Research has shown how much a child can gain from speaking a second
language. Aside from the obvious - communicating with grandparents,
future job prospects - being bilingual can boost brain development
and provide benefits for life.
When children lie they are simply reaching a developmental milestone
emaxhealth Aug 9, 2011
If your previously innocent, blundering toddler has morphed into a
sneaky little liar, don't sweat it. A new Canadian study links the
ability to lie to an important developmental milestone. Lying is, it
turns out, an integral part of healthy brain development.
How half of your intelligence comes from your parents
DailyMail UK Aug 10, 2011
Researchers have found that up to half of our intelligence (or lack
of it) is inherited. Lead researcher Professor Ian Deary, of the
University of Edinburgh, said: "Individual differences in
intelligence are strongly associated with many important life
outcomes, including educational and occupational attainments,
income, health and lifespan.".
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