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What is reading doing to your brain?

Audio   What is reading doing to your brain? We all know books can take us to another world, but what are they doing to our brains?    IMAGE: PROFESSOR MARYANNE WOLF    Maryanne Wolf has dedicated her career to examining the neuroscience of reading – and the way learning to read can form new connections

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8 Books You Should Read Before Going To Sleep If You Need A Little Bedtime Therapy

8 Books You Should Read Before Going To Sleep If You Need A Little Bedtime Therapy  Julia Guerra   I come from a family of readers, so it was only natural that I’d follow suit, consuming various stories of love, friendship, and thrills by the volume. Books quenched my thirst for knowledge and gave me

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Book People Research Discovers One in Five UK Parents do not Spend any Time Reading with Their Primary School Age Children

Book People Research Discovers One in Five UK Parents do not Spend any Time Reading with Their Primary School Age Children     New research commissioned by BookPeople.co.uk for its annual Bedtime Story Competition has revealed that 20% of UK parents spend no time at all reading with their primary school aged children. The shocking findings of

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Reading 

Reading    Poem by Dani Amirah Mundy     A book full of pages with plenty to see  Colours and people with a picnic by the sea  I am reading my book under a tree, a bee buzzes past  At quarter past three  Reading my book and drinking some tea  I love reading, just my

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Why comic books can help people with dyslexia

Not all heroes read novels: why comic books can help people with dyslexia       Claire Schofield  September 14th 2017   For some, getting to grips with words on a page can be a frustrating challenge – that’s exactly why comic book artist Lisa Wood started her own festival to help children and adults

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The healing power of books and poems

The healing power of books and poems     by Luisa D’Amato   There’s something very powerful about the written word. You’re struggling with something in your own life, and then you read a poem that was created centuries ago, or a few words of dialogue in a novel by someone on the other side of

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