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Are Teens Reading? Should They Be?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

It's not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube videos.

The Hidden Life Of Trees: Discover A New Way To Look At Forests

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The forest functions better as a community. Older trees look after young ones, groups of trees will try to rejuvenate stumps, and predators are repelled by the release of toxins and electrical signals to other trees through the forest network of fungi that they are near.

My Copy Of 'Lost Horizon' Is Starting To Show Signs Of Wear And Tear

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

I first read Lost Horizon back in grade school. Don't make me tell you how long ago that was. In those days, we were given a required reading list at the very beginning of the school year. And each time we finished a book we had to hand in a review. All the books were available at the school library.

How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook

Simone Katerine | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Taking time to slow down and treat myself to new stories, perspectives and ideas, feels incredible. As someone with a naturally anxious mind, reading is my go-to reset button. Whenever things get foggy in my brain, I can always focus on someone else's words for a few minutes. Re-set. Repeat.

How Children's Books Make Me A Better Parent

Tara Mandarano | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

Reading has been an ingrained part of our family life since even before she was born. My husband read Dr. Seuss to her while she was in utero, and we've continued to incorporate books into her life as she's grown. Reading in the "big bed" is an essential component of my toddler's bedtime routine.

How To Build A Reading Corner In Your Home

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Debbie Wolfe

Thursday is International Literacy Day, a chance to celebrate the power of reading in children's lives. If you're a book-lover yourself, you may remember curling up with your latest childhood treasure (it was Anne of Green Gables for me!)

Is Your Child Facing A Learning Challenge, Or A Learning Disability?

Dr. Steve Truch | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Steve Truch

Why do some children learn to read so easily? And why do so many very bright children have such difficulty with what appears to be a simple task? How is a parent to know if a child is just a bit delayed in reading or perhaps actually learning disabled? Here's what the latest research tells us.

Are Your Kids Ready To Read Again?

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Debbie Wolfe

If reading has lapsed in your household, you're definitely not alone. And take heart: August is a great time to get kids reading again. The growing boredom of unstructured time can actually work in your favour. And young minds are well-rested by this stage, offering a fresh capacity to think outside of themselves.

If You Want To Live Longer, Start Reading Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living

Pick a book. Any book.

11 Books That Will Inspire Your Kid's Wanderlust

Andrea Traynor | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Andrea Traynor

Whether your kids have racked up enough points to travel to the moon and back, or don't even have passports yet, introducing them to new destinations can be done even on a shoestring budget -- through books. I scoured our local bookstore, grocery store and at-home library to bring you the top 10 books that are sure to ignite the travel bug in your child.

Ex-Mountie Is Now A CEO Giving Away A Million Books

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living

To fight illiteracy among kids.

No, You Do Have Time To Read

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Five books a week? Many of my friends are shocked that I can get through so many. "I wish! I simply don't have the time," many of them say... If you've binge watched even one Netflix series, you've had time to read. If you've been on Facebook scrolling through posts from a month ago, you've had time to read.

5 Ways To Improve Your Language Learning

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Steve Kaufmann

Good language learners notice what is happening in a language. They notice the sounds, the structure and the vocabulary of the language. They notice as they listen and read. They notice when they use the language. How can we train ourselves in the ability to notice in order to become good language learners?

A Longing More Than Met

Kathryn Streeter | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathryn Streeter

From my earliest moments as a new mother, I'd longed for my daughter to experience the same enjoyment from reading and falling into a good book that I'd felt in my youth. I pictured us walking in tandem in our mutual appreciation for stories, unpacking plots and characters for each other as we bonded in conversation.

Scarlett Johansson Shines In Audible's 'Alice In Wonderland'

Lauren Buritsch | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Music
Lauren Buritsch

Alice in Wonderland continues its comeback streak with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson's audio version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland via Audible Studios, an Amazon company. Audible says, "It tells the story of the young and imaginative Alice, who grows weary of her storybook, one 'without pictures or conversations,' and follows a hasty hare underground -- to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters."

Top Style Trends In Reading Glasses

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Don't laugh, but reading glasses have become a key part of my style. The first time I picked up a pair of reading glasses (after 40), everything changed (for the better). No more straining to read or having to increase the zoom view on my computer screen.

New Year's Resolutions: Why We Do What We Do

Beverley Golden | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

Making New Year's resolutions originated with the Babylonians, who reportedly made promises to the Gods in hopes they'd earn good favour in the coming year. If health is number one on people's resolution list every year, I was curious what other resolutions people continue to commit to.

Explore The World This Holiday Season With Children's Books

Joanne Sallay | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Whether you're heading out of town to a holiday destination or enjoying a relaxing staycation at home, reading is a great activity for children to escape and explore the world. Here are four children's books that will bring adventure, culture and delight to the entire family.

10 New Series To Love After 'The Hunger Games'

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Ridlington | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living

There is no shortage of great duos, trilogies and ongoing series to choose from.

Stand Up To Bullying With These Children's Books

Joanne Sallay | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Books often act as our friends, companions and teachers. They can entertain, educate and impart life lessons. Stories can also be introduced to students from a very young age and many of these stories carry meaning for years to come.

Let's Keep The Art Of Reading Alive

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Imagine there being a child who does not have a stack of books in his room, who has not yet had a chance to pick out the stories he wants to share before bed, who doesn't have a favourite book character to pretend to be when playing in the park. Simply because he does not have access to books.

Finding Innovative Ways to Teach the World's Children to Read

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

On International Literacy Day, I find myself thinking about classrooms where the challenges go far beyond folding paper. I think of children in the world's poorest, most remote regions, who walk for hours every day to reach the nearest school.

Get Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School

Her Magazine | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

You've probably been thinking of back to school since July because that's when the ads first appeared. Of course they did -- we need to make way for Halloween already. So here are some recommendations to help you and your children get your heads back into the game.

School May Stop for Summer But Learning Never Should

Malkin Dare | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

So far, two weeks of summer have passed, and another seven weeks of summer stretch ahead -- an endless expanse of aching boredom for parents and kids OR a shining opportunity for fun and learning? Here are some tips for parents who choose the latter option.

12 Books To Read When You're Beach (Or Cottage) Bound

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living

The beach (or cottage) read is a time-honoured tradition.