The abakcus blog has collected about 100 good children’s books to choose from. Books remain an essential part of a child’s education and development. So much more than educational programs, children’s books can help develop particular brain areas for creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and imagination! While books take some reading time and effort to understand something, it also gives a child the freedom to dream and imagine in unique ways beyond what is being taught — something that cannot necessarily be replicated by watching TV or playing video games. Reading books provides children a unique opportunity to explore the world, sparking creativity that any other educational program cannot overshadow.
We generally do not get involved in politics but this story is remarkable. Educator groups who oppose a bill that would mandate state wide screening for dyslexia. For the full perspective of both sides of the story read our link for today.
Cassidy MacNamara is conducting a screening for dyslexia among students at a Bridgeport elementary school with the help of an animated toucan named Pip. She has introduced students to Pip the Toucan, the star of EarlyBird, an award-winning diagnostic application developed by neuroscientists at Boston Children’s Hospital to screen for signs of dyslexia. Pip is the application’s mascot and interacts with students to keep the process engaging.