Dog, Simon, prefers television to books. Credit: Jessica Samakow
What sort of books do you suppose dogs like?Puppies might go for "Go, Dog. Go!" or the Clifford series, while older dogs might prefer "Old Yeller." (Spoiler alert: ...Researchers say storytime should occasionally go to to the dogs.
Research shows that handwriting increases brain activity. Credit: Getty Images
Sure, typing is a skill kids need to learn earlier and earlier -- what with all the laptops, cell phones and games that require it these days.But it ...Putting pen to paper can help students do better in school, researchers find.
Reading your child a book may stop them from being violent. Credit: Getty Images Want to take extra measures to prevent your kid from growing up to be a bully? Try reading him a book or taking him to the playground for some ...Study shows bonding with mom can also raise a kid's IQ.
A new study finds 7 percent of dads of 1-year-olds are depressed. Credit: Getty With so much focus on maternal post-partum depression, it's easy to overlook the mental health of fathers, but a new study shows depressed dads also are ...Depressed dadswere nearly four times more likely to report spanking their child.
This mini library set works just like the real thing. Credit: Uncommon Goods Encourage your child's love of reading with the Little Librarian Kit, complete with everything she needs to turn her book collection into a mini library. ...The set includes a reading journal so she can keep track of her favorite volumes.
Lois Lowry's "The Giver" won the Newbery Medal in 1994. Credit: Amazon As much as counting and alphabet books stand out as the choices for young readers, tales of adventurous heroes and heroines pack the reading lists for kids in ...Tales of adventurous heroes and heroines pack the reading lists for kids in their tween years.
Pop-up books like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" are a fun way to get toddlers excited about reading. Credit: Amazon As an infant moves into toddlerhood, books become a great companion. A young child reacts more, ...Help instill a love for reading in your little one with these 100 fantastic picks.
Many parents want to have all-star children who mark their territory at the head of the class. But if they're spending lots of money to get them there, they might as well just throw their cash away, "Today" reports. Ads for Your Baby Can ...Babies are memorizing, not reading, experts say of Your Baby Can Read kids.
Even during the jam-packed summer months, be sure to keep up with reading and other educational activities. Credit: GettyThree months of swimming, sleeping late and watching a heck of a lot of TV can undo nine months of learning. In fact, ...
Lyndon Johnson said education is the only valid passport out of poverty. The challenge is getting that passport. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Tuesday that claims 85 percent of low-income children attending low-income schools ...
Good teachers have a big impact on a student's success. Credit: Getty Images SEATTLE (AP) - Genetics play the biggest role in determining how fast a child learns to read, but a good teacher can make a measurable difference as well, according ...
What chance does Jamie Oliver have when kids can't tell an eggplant from a pear? Credit: ABC
You don't need to work very hard to decipher the message behind Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.The new ABC reality series, which documents the ...