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Fun Literacy Kit for Young New Yorkers

The New York Public Library has come up with a little something for kids to help promote literacy and get them started on reading and learning. It is called the Early Literacy Kit. This kit contains a literacy tip sheet, a growth chart, a guide to some extra literacy resources, and more.It's ce ...

Building a Strong Reading Foundation Starts at Birth

Reading to a child every day is the best way to help him or her develop a love for literature. Reading is the foundation to just about every facet of learning so teaching a child to read and love books is just the beginning. Most people don’t realize that the beginning of learning to love boo ...

Yoga,the Best Gift for a Young Mind

There is this perception that yoga is a high spiritual contemplation process in which only matured men and women can participate; children are not able to grasp the depth of yoga and hence, it is not for them. A view that excludes children altogether from yoga, however, is mistaken and the fact tha ...

Shawn Young Inspires Love for Physics

Physics is one subject many high school students dread, especially those who get a headache just by looking at numbers and memorizing formulas. But the students at Le Salesien High School in Sherbrooke, Quebec find the subject greatly amusing and fun – all because of the 11th-grade teacher, S ...

Helping Early Writers Develop Their Stories

When young children begin writing, they often create one-sentence stories. That is, their stories consist of a single sentence which is usually accompanied by a drawing. As they get older, they are expected to expand on that one-sentence story and write pieces of more substance. Many young writers ...

Use Print Books, Not E-Books, with Young Readers

I like my Kindle, but I’m not convinced that e-books are a good idea for the youngest readers. I’d rather see children enthralled with reading itself than with yet another piece of technology. I’m not the only person who is hesitant about using e-readers with those who are just le ...

Education and Motherhood

There is a general socially normative idea that young motherhood is associated with a lack of education. Shows such as ’16 and pregnant’ enforce this negative attitude towards young motherhood. On top of it, studies and statistics show that indeed many young mothers did not continue the ...

How to Foster the Love of Reading in Young Children

Reading is the way to open doors to worlds, times and places that most people will never have enough time to travel in their lifetime. Being unable to read would be like having a huge door shut on imagination and adventure.  There are many ways to foster a love of reading in a young child.Begi ...
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The Importance of Routines in Young Children

Routines are important for every child not only at school but also at home. When children are very young, routines are even more important. They provide your child with a sense of security, predictability, and calmness. Routines that are important to keep in young children include a sleeping, ...