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Study: Reading to Children as Babies Gives Literary Skills a Long-lasting Boost

Parents who read with their children when they are still babies can give a boost to their vocabulary and reading skills that lasts for years to come. Research shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary school.

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Story Time With an E-Book Changes How Parents and Toddlers Interact

Picking what book to read isn’t the only choice families now make at story time — they must also decide between the print or electronic version. But traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests. The research, led […]

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How Reading and Writing with Your Child Boost More than Just Literacy

Children who read and write at home -- whether for assignments or just for fun -- are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a paper from the University of Washington. And while home literacy activities have already been associated with higher test scores, the new study shows these activities also provide students with tools for lifetime success.

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