Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #DiverseBooks, #FreePlay, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #LearningStyles, #Math, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #STEM, education, parenting, research, and schools.
Top Tweets of the Week
Build Your Stack: Four Ways Can Build a Community of Readers through | ,
This is encouraging: When doctors say ‘read to your toddler,’ new parents listen
A Round-Up from | Includes my new favorite
Here's a nice collection of for your Joy from , , suggestions + more
I especially liked this entry in the 31 Days, 31 Lists: 2018 Books for Kids
Diverse Fantasy Books, a new from | , , + strong princesses
Events, Programs + Research
2018 Research Highlights | | + more
Aren't a Reliable Way to Categorize , Study Says - | [See also An additional reason to abandon learning styles -- teachers and pupils do not agree on the pupils' learning style from BPS Research Digest]
Changes Structure of Kids' Brains say early results from study | | "daily screen usage of more than 7 hours showed premature thinning of the brain cortex"
Another Study Finds Eliciting Explanations From Is More Effective Than Telling Them |
Later Start Times In Seattle Results In Improved , Better – And More Sleep | links to recent results https://t.co/tgmeToHrd1
Great advice here: If we want our children to thrive, teaching them to read is not enough – they must learn to enjoy it |
What’s New | Links to useful resources like tools, a channel w/ stories + more
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Each is suited to different purposes says |
Parenting + Play
I didn't even have to click through to know that My Favorite “Learning” Toys in our House from would NOT feature
Don't Let Your Kid Get Straight A's on recent piece | "Kids need free, unstructured time to discover what they find intrinsically -- extraordinarily -- motivating."
Schools and Libraries
"For 25 Years I was a Pro-Homework Teacher" - Tim Bedley, co-founder of shares his revised take on
Great stuff in this post from | 9 Assumptions to Scrutinize | I agree with Mary that kids WILL work at home w/out official assignments. Mine will anyway.
Down With , Say U.S. School Districts | "The goal of the changes is to give students more time to read, sleep and spend time with family" | I wish our elementary did this
Self Improvement + Motivation
Timely for the season: Stop Glorifying Busy. Start embracing care—for yourself and for the world around you. via (w/ graphic showing 50 ways to take a break) https://t.co/8BdMEDaXg1
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