iOS app Android app

Importance of Reading

Reasons Why Reading With Your Child Is a Habit Worth Keeping

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 11.06.2014 | Books
Adriana & George Sifakis

I have had great success with reading with my children and will continue the habit and routine of reading together daily, to promote and encourage literacy and confidence.

The Truth About Outside Reading: Why It's Important and What to Read

Kat Cohen | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Kat Cohen

Educators have always stressed the importance of reading for pleasure outside of class, but how does this benefit students preparing for the college admissions process?

Legacy: Read, Read, Read

Rachael Freed | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Rachael Freed

What better way to share values, to let ourselves be known to the next generation, than by sharing our love of reading?

How to Organize Your Books

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

They may not have souls, but they're not inanimate objects, either. Ideas are alive in them, and they can contain characters more real than some people I know. Writers spend years struggling to create them, to get them published, noticed, bought and read; how can they not embody some of an author's spirit?

STEM Needs to Be Updated to STREAM

Rob Furman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

How do we expect our future employees to be able to compete in science, technology, engineering, the arts or math without putting a major emphasis on the critical need to be able to read, comprehend and write?

Reading to Feed the Soul

Cindy Tansin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Cindy Tansin

Wouldn't you rather be climbing Mt. Everest or fighting off a rogue wave or falling in love with a time traveler? And what better to beat rush hour traffic than a great audio book?

Why I'll Read 20 Books Before Bedtime

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

It's hard to say no when you see her eyes light up, watch her become transfixed with the stories, the artistry on the pages. When you hear new words spill out of her daily, see her comprehend and make connections. When she literally dances at the suggestion of reading.

The Value of Reading Novels

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Powerful novels demand that we slow down and process how we are creating and destroying in our lives. The rabbis taught that amidst so much destructive behavior we must stop and reflect upon the world we exist in.

The First Of The Three R's Makes All The Difference

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

If you can't or won't help yourself by seeking out the newest and best, you and your company will eventually become irrelevant. It's your job to lead the way into the new territories, but you can't go blindly.

Neil Gaiman Tells Us Why Our Future Depends on Reading

Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Denise Cummins, Ph.D.

A crucial issue was how to project the number of prisoners in 10-15 years. As it turns out, there was a simple algorithm for that: What percentage of 10 and 11-year-olds currently cannot read? "And certainly couldn't read for pleasure," he added.

Life Skills You May Need To Relearn

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Sometimes, new research inspires us to reexamine old know-how (think: shoelace-tying). ...

Off the Books

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Remy M. Maisel

Something strange happened to me around when I started college: I stopped reading books. Not "I stopped reading." Not "I stopped reading stories." Not "I stopped reading for long periods of time without interruption." I just, specifically, stopped reading books.

The 4 Words Parents Should Remember This Year

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

When we were children, the biggest gift our parents could give us was their attention. Nowadays, with everyone on their phone/iPod/iPad, there is less of an opportunity for kids to interact with us. In 2013, we can resolve to spend more time with our kids and we can even initiate it!

On International Day of the Girl, Books Matter

David Risher | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
David Risher

If we went to Ghana together, I'd want you to meet Linda Donkor, a 16-year-old student in Worldreader's program. She lives with her grandmother and her sisters.

I Stand Up For Bookworms

Daija Spaulding | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Daija Spaulding

I was always the smart girl in class, the one that everyone ignored until they needed help with homework or something like that. But reading books gave me an escape from my aloneness.

Cheri Daniels and the Scholastic Summer Challenge

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I recently had the chance to chat with first lady Daniels about her favorite books, her thoughts on the importance of reading rituals, and how she's helping to ensure that the children of Indiana grow up as successful readers.

The Main Thing Is That We Keep Reading

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Mary Walker Baron

As an avid reader I take pride and comfort in my library of printed works. I own a digital reader from which I frequently, well, read. I love my books. I like my digital reader.

Hey, Teacher. Let Kids Read Alone.

Steve Terreri | Posted 11.24.2011 | Books
Steve Terreri

Considering how wide the differences between reading on one's own and reading in a class are, I'm interested in how educators might take some aspects from the former to let high school students read just to read.

Loving Jane Austen

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.31.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Jane Austen is so popular these days she's probably been a write-in candidate in more than one election. Who knows, she might even have won some of them. I'd vote for her.

"Kissing" Books Could Have Saved Borders

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 09.23.2011 | Books
Gail Vida Hamburg

As men wearing suits analyze the death of Borders, it's become clear that none of them grew up kissing books. They blame book readers, digital books, Amazon, and the recession for the demise of the chain when they should be blaming the executives.

How Dogs Are Helping Kids Read [VIDEO]

Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

The search for the perfect tutor may just end with your neighbor's dog. More children across the country are partaking in programs and events that ...

Expanding Horizons For Arabic Children

John Farrell | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
John Farrell

In Jordan, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East, people read for study, for school and for their jobs. But not for pleasure. Rana Dajani felt she had to do something about this.

Battle Hymn of the Bookworm Mother

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

As I contemplate my son's future, I have to admit there's one thing that might wake my inner tiger. There's only one thing my son could do that would really disappoint me: not liking reading.

Sputnik II: Relearn the Love of Learning -- Now

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carla Seaquist

Not so long ago -- in that 1959-'69 span of the U.S.-Soviet space race -- the love of learning held sway.

How to Get Your Kids to Read

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

While the media and teachers complain that kids don't read anymore, I can't get my kids to stop. Even Lucia, who is too young to read, is a voracious reader. So what's the secret?