Reading books

Want to get back to reading books? here are a few tips

If you want to make a habit of reading books, here are some tips that will help you make this activity part of your lifestyle. For example, pick a book that interests you and set up dedicated reading times throughout the day. Taking the time to savor the written word …

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How reading books aloud can draw us into intimacy

Reading aloud is an activity we associate with the cozy comfort of children’s bedtime stories. Certainly the children’s classics of The Gruffalo to the Alice books are produced knowing that when they come to be read, there is a good chance that an older person will read them aloud to …

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Reading books is relevant even in the age of OTT platforms

That’s the thing with books. They allow you to travel without moving your feet’ This quote from famous author Jhumpa Lahiri aptly describes the magical journey of reading books. If you ask the average person today, “When was the last time you read a book?” the majority of people who …

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Reading: Books with busy pictures ‘make it harder for children to concentrate and understand the story’

Illustrating children’s books with too many detailed, non-essential images makes it “more difficult for children to concentrate and absorb knowledge”, a study has shown. Colorful images meant to engage young readers can achieve the exact opposite by distracting attention from the story text, US researchers have warned. Although reading is …

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Speech on the importance of reading books

Reading books boosts our knowledge but not only. Books also entertain and relax our minds as we leave the hustle and bustle of our usual lives to enter the virtual worlds of our favorite authors. Reading a well-written book will help our own English skills which are of great importance …

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Michelle Obama reads books to kids stuck at home

Michelle Obama read aloud one of her beloved children’s books on Monday, broadcast live to hundreds of thousands of people stuck at home. The virtual story hour was the first in a four-week series called “Mondays with Michelle Obama.” In partnership with PBS Kids, Penguin Young Readers and Random House …

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Reading books is a wonderful thing

“I just read a four-volume book series on Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro,” says my friend LP Fattire. “Fascinating. I can lend them to you. “Big books? ” I ask. “Yes. Over 3,000 pages in total. “I’ll pass. I already have a big pile of books. And I read Johnson’s …

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The lesson of confinement to read books aloud

For teachers around the world, one of the unexpected lessons of the COVID-19 lockdown has been that school children stuck at home in virtual learning love hearing books read aloud. With no physical classrooms for the last nine weeks of the school year, children missed close interaction with classmates and …

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