Summer, plus a new baby requiring lots of sitting around cuddling, has set me up to relax with a few good reads while I watch my other kids splash around. Try them yourself.
It’s your job to teach your kids not to be slut shamers or bigots. If you think it’s immoral to let your kids see porn stars reading books, you’re slut shaming and should be punished.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day. Children will hear a lot of encouragement to read, but few will be given guidance on how to find worthwhile books.
Concentrated white matter invariably results in better cognitive performance in the kids who stay off screens: they focus better, learn faster, and show greater mental flexibility and creativity.
For the first six years of their education, I homeschooled my kids. While I loved it, here are a few things I would have changed.
A decade after ‘The Dumbest Generation’ was published, there is still much reason for hand-wringing about the future of our children and nation. We must take responsibility if we want to turn the tide.
‘The themes register most strongly the common reading genre’s continuing obsession with race, as well as its infantilization of its students, its middlebrow taste, and its progressive politics,’ says the study of summer book assignments in 2018.
A new study suggests that when our brain works harder to read or write something, the better we recall the information. Enter Sans Forgetica!
Few things are as rewarding as reading out loud with your children. Here are enough recommendations for a whole summer’s worth of quality family time.
In several cases student achievement reversed under Common Core, and in every subject studied students would have been better off if states had not adopted Common Core.
‘Raising readers’ isn’t just another checkbox on some list of things to feel like good parents. It is instead an opportunity to free us from the tyranny of artificial parenting pressures.
A huge number of books have survived to this very day, never having gone out of print, for a simple reason: bibliographical Darwinism. They deserve readers.
There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.
Start with the classics, don’t be afraid to skip around, and know the book’s intended audience to figure out if it’s right for you.
Looking to pick up some new books to keep you entertained and edified well into the new year? The Federalist staff and contributors have lots of great recommendations.
This holiday season, put away whatever overwrought, commercialized bric-a-brac books you own, and pick up some of the gems listed here.
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
Sarah Mackenzie’s new book, ‘The Read-Aloud Family,’ is a manifesto and annotated book list that makes a powerful case for the benefits of reading together as a family.
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