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The Libromat, which combines laundry and literature, results in brighter brights and brighter kids.
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October 27, 2015 Go to the laundromat, wash the clothes, get lessons on how to do a great job reading books to your kids. Crazy idea? But it's really happening!
If you are the firstborn, you probably got a lot more Mom time. Does that mean you're also going to need glasses?
October 8, 2015 Firstborns in Britain are more likely to be nearsighted, a finding that matches other studies. Maybe it's because parents are more likely to push studying than they do with subsequent kids.
This scraggly 50-foot Christmas tree in downtown Reading, Pa., became a symbol for a town hit by tough economic times to rally behind.
December 21, 2014 When a shabby-looking, 50-foot "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree went up in the middle of downtown Reading, Pa., around Thanksgiving, many saw it as a metaphor for the city's troubles.
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Fourth-grader Isiah Soto digests some history during independent reading time.
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November 11, 2014 The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.
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September 11, 2014 Also: writing advice from Emma Straub; the legacy of John Updike.
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.
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