Summer reading program ignites young minds

The San Diego Union-Tribune – Pat Maio “Fernando Nater, 11, already has read more than 5.2 million words this summer. Or, as he says while pushing up the glasses on the bridge of his nose, “five million, two-hundred thousand something — I don’t know how...

The Test That Can Look Into A Child’s (Reading) Future

NPR – Cory Turner “If this isn’t an honest-to-goodness crystal ball, it’s close. Neurobiologist Nina Kraus believes she and her team at Northwestern University have found a way — a half-hour test — to predict kids’ literacy skill long...

Education World Round-Up: Summer Lesson Plans

Education World – Nicole Gorman “There are few better ways to engage your children than to keep them reading. While sometimes reading may seem like a drag, there are many (free!) programs out there that make it fun. Check out Education World’s list...

Health: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

The South Bend Tribune – Staff Writer “New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it’s noisy. Scientists are looking for ways to tell, as young as...

Bookmobile helps keep kids learning during summer

The Des Moines Register – Lauren Kastner “At Lennox Park it was gray and damp except for the Burlington Public Library’s bookmobile, whose eccentric decal provide a splash of color to the landscape. Songs by bands such as One Direction and Selena Gomez...