At the Innovation in Education 2018 fair, I made a short presentation on the benefits of reading to children. Noticing that the participants in the audience where taking notes, I told then that they don’t need to, that I would publish at least the most important bits for their benefit. My presentation was one of three different presentation on literacy.
And, here they are.
List of Sources:
- This American Life (podcast). Going Big.
- TedTalk. Lessons from the longest study on human development.
- TedTalk. Why we should be reading aloud to children.
- The Big Think. Yale study: people who read live longer than those who don’t.
- CBC. Illustrated story books are better for kids’ brains than video or text, study finds.
There you go!
Incidentally, if you are interested in what the participants thought of the workshop as a whole, click here.
(Added after the publication of the blog post.)
CBC (Sept. 12, 2018). ‘Nothing short of remarkable’: Study finds parents’ chats with their toddlers pay off 10 years later. “A study published this week in Pediatrics found that toddlers with parents who spend lots of time listening and chatting with them are more likely to have better language skills and higher IQs a decade later than youngsters left hanging in silence.” [Added on Sept. 16, 2018.]
UNL. Reach Out and Read. About the nationwide program in the US, through hospitals, which encourages mothers, especially from low socio-economic backgrounds, to read to their children. [Added on Sept. 16, 2018.]