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Wilbur Sargunaraj tours the backwaters of Kerala, India.
February 19, 2015 President Obama praised the Indian state last month for good reason. It's got beaches, backwaters and the country's longest life expectancy and highest literacy rate. Plus, girls outnumber boys!
Cuddling up to read a story with the very young helps them recognize words and learn vocabulary, researchers say.
June 24, 2014 Parents have been told they should read to their children early, but most don't think that means the day you bring Junior home from the hospital. Pediatricians say start now to help learning later.
January 31, 2014 Also: Eleanor & Park author Rainbow Rowell has a deal for two graphic novels; Susan Sontag's biographer on reading her emails; Gary Shteyngart on his reading habits.
October 8, 2013 Japan and Finland ranked at the top in most areas of the OECD study of 22 countries, while Italy and Spain consistently scored at the bottom.
A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer reads to a student.
Eric Crosson (c)
August 31, 2012 Read Aloud Delaware makes sure that preschool children are regularly read to one-on-one.
Lt. Gen. William Caldwell (Feb. 27, 2011 file photo).
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte /AP
June 7, 2011 "If all you want to do is tear something down, like the Taliban, then you don't have to have any kind of literacy level. If you're trying to build something up ... you're going to have to instill literacy," says Lt. Gen. William Caldwell.
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