Experiment: Gym Class Helps Kids Read Better I’ve always thought that for some kids the typical high school day is backwards, they need to exercise before academics to get their blood chemistry and brains in the right groove for thinking.
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In Study, Children Cite Appeal of Digital Reading Many children want to read books on digital devices and would read for fun more frequently if they could obtain e-books. But even if they had that access, two-thirds of them would not want to give up their traditional print books. Until you can dog ear and [...]
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Playing musical instruments may improve reading Learning to play a musical instrument could help to improve children’s reading and their ability to listen in noisy classrooms, according to new research. “Our eyes and ears take in millions of bits of information every second and it is not possible for the brain to process all of [...]
Rock Groups Steven Strogatz has a great column in The New York times on arranging rocks (or any objects) in patterns to better visualize arithmetic. I’ve been coming back to this particular column the past week and enjoying scanning and rescanning it. I’m still a mathaphobe but I do like patterns so thinking of arithmetic [...]
Ten words you need to stop misspelling The Oatmeal has a way with words, and diagrams. You can buy posters of this page here.
Sony launches Amazon challenger Sony has launched a wireless e-reader which allows users to download electronic books on the go. Amazon Kindle, Sony e-Reader and no doubt Apple will have a product in this category soon. All of this is very good for those of us who have a hard time reading “traditional” books the [...]
John Siracusa on reading in the digital age This is a fantastic article because it covers the entire history of e-books, both as content and as devices. Very well thought out and written. [via Daring Fireball]
Reading Isn’t Fundamental Alan E. Kazdin and Carlo Rotella have an excellent piece in Slate on how to help your child learn to read.
Telescopic Text Click away on the text. Expand the sentence. Have fun.
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