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Babies celebrate as experts urge parents to read aloud to kids, starting at birth


“Yippee!” said one bookseller when she heard the news. She continued,”This is our big chance to dump our inventory of kids’ books.” Giving a thumbs-up sign to an assistant, she said, “Get all the junk onto the selling floor and prepare to sell, sell, sell!” Couples who really want to jump the gun are reportedly … Continue reading

Bad teaching in Australian schools causes low literacy rates


In his 1955 book Why Johnny Can’t Read, Rudolph Flesch explained that quality of instruction was the key to improving children’s literacy. Almost 60 years later, children’s names may have changed but the story remains the same. Billions of dollars have been spent in the past decade on programs aimed at improving literacy, yet thousands … Continue reading

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