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Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for learning to read

Science Daily – Staff Writer Though writing by hand is increasingly being eclipsed by the ease of computers, a new study finds we shouldn’t be so quick to throw away the pencils and paper: handwriting helps people learn certain skills surprisingly faster and significantly better than learning the same material through typing or watching videos. Read More:...

What is the Moon Festival? A scholar of Chinese religions explains

The Conversation – Mario Poceski With the arrival of September and hints of cooler temperatures also comes one of most important traditional festivals in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Zhongqiu jie (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival. Read More:...

In Print or Onscreen? Making The Most of Reading With Young Children

KQED News Mind/Shift – Naomi S. Baron Do you believe that young kids (say, from birth to age five or six) should be firmly rooted in the world of print? Or are you worried you’re depriving children of a valuable opportunity if you deny them access to digital reading? Read More:...

Bilingual children have more efficient thinking skills

PHYS.Org – Staff Writer Researchers used innovative ways to examine thinking skills in school-aged Greek-English bilingual children in the UK and found superior thinking skills compared to children who only spoke one language. Read More:...

How addressing our young kids’ COVID-19 learning loss is a matter of child’s play

The Conversation – Hetty Roessingh COVID-19 disruptions have had a distinct, devastating and potentially enduring impact on our youngest school-aged learners, especially those who were already behind in early language, literacy and numeracy understandings. The pandemic has also taken a toll on children’s social and emotional health. Read More:...