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Bedtime Stories for Young Brains - from The New York Times- how early the brain lights up when you start reading to young children.

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

brain scans vis devt in brain and hearing stories Bedtime Stories for Young Brains - The New York Times

The new book by surgeon Dana Suskind, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child's Brain, explores the importance of constantly talking to our kids, even when they're too young to talk back.

The Surgeon Who Became An Activist For Baby Talk

how do children in Preschool gain the most benefit from hearing books read aloud?  Research has demonstrated that the most effective read-alouds are those where children are actively involved asking and answering questions and making predictions, rather than passively listening. This article describes in detail a technique for a three-step interactive read-aloud using sophisticated storybooks.

Get the basic facts about what it takes for a young child to learn to read, best practices in teaching reading, the importance of oral language in literacy development, why so many children struggle and more in this overview.

What happens to your child's brain when you read regularly to them-those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings,imagination.Clear description - good for parent information.

Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes.

When men read stories to their children, they encourage them to use their   imagination more, a study reveals

Bedtime stories - 'it's better if dad reads them'

An interesting article leading up to Father's Day. "Reading to children has a huge effect on their learning and development, especially when the book is in the hands of the father" writes David Atkinson.

A new study finds babies make more speech-like sounds during reading than when playing with puppets or toys -- and mothers are more responsive to these types of sounds while reading to their child than during the other activities.

A minimally-invasive endoscopic has been developed by researchers, demonstrating efficacy in treating intractable in

Bedtime stories-This cozy ritual does much much more than prepare your child for sleep.

The Brainy Benefits of Bedtime Stories

Bedtime stories-This cozy ritual does much much more than prepare your child for sleep.

Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research, new research from Yale, worth reading.

Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research, new research from Yale, worth reading.

Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study.

Infant attention span suffers when parents' eyes wander during playtime: Eye-tracking study first to suggest connection between caregiver focus and key cognitive development indicator in infants

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost: Shared book-reading that begins soon after birth may translate into higher language and vocabulary skills before elementary school -- ScienceDaily

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost: Shared book-reading that begins soon after birth may translate into higher language and vocabulary skills before elementary school

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost: Shared book-reading that begins soon after birth may translate into higher language and vocabulary skills before elementary school -- ScienceDaily

For families with school aged children-Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after 10-week reading intervention -- ScienceDaily

For families with school aged children-Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after reading intervention -- ScienceDaily

The influence of access to eReaders, computers and mobile phones on children's book reading frequency

The influence of access to eReaders, computers and mobile phones on children& book reading frequency

Storytelling skills support early literacy for African American children: Early narrative skills are tied to kindergarten literacy among young African American children, according to new research -- ScienceDaily

Chemical-only cell reprogramming transforms human and mouse skin cells into neurons -- ScienceDaily

How do toddlers learn best from touchscreens? When it comes to educational apps for kids, interactivity can either help or hinder learning and researchers are beginning to understand which strategies really benefit children. -- ScienceDaily

How do toddlers learn best from touchscreens? When it comes to educational apps for kids, interactivity can either help or hinder learning and researchers are beginning to understand which strategies really benefit children.

How do toddlers learn best from touchscreens? When it comes to educational apps for kids, interactivity can either help or hinder learning and researchers are beginning to understand which strategies really benefit children. -- ScienceDaily

How do toddlers learn best from touchscreens? When it comes to educational apps for kids, interactivity can either help or hinder learning and researchers are beginning to understand which strategies really benefit children.

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