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Finland, Where Reading is a Superpower


Finland, Where Reading is a SuperpowerIn The Finns’ love of books has bolstered the publishing industry in spite of global economic challenges.   By Rachel Aydt In Finland, the publishing industry isn’t exactly on fire, but in spite of the challenges of the last few years, cool heads have prevailed. A tiny gain in sales

Why You Should Read to Your Kids


10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids What’s the most important trait you’d like to develop in your child? If you’re like most parents, intelligence is probably at the top of your list. We all want bright, smart children, which is why we spend so much time choosing the right schools and making

Reading; Superfood for the mind


Superfood for the mind: 10 reasons why you should cultivate the habit of reading There are very few joys as pure and simple as losing yourself in a book or chancing upon a good one. (Shutterstock) Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the

Create a reading culture in your school


Creating a reading culture in your school   By Lauren Shapiro   Time and time again, I find that the schools seeing the most progress with reading are those with a strong culture of reading that reaches into every part of school life. The striking thing about these schools is not just that students are experiencing accelerated

India; Is the books business booming or dying?


The reading conundrum: Is the books business booming or dying? Bookstores are shutting shop even as new publishing houses are setting up shop. The average bestseller still sells only a few thousand copies, but literary festivals abound across India. Are books dying or thriving? What’s going on?   Visitors at the 2012 World Book Fair.

Tips for parents to promote reading among kids


Parents, here’s how you can promote reading among your kids There are several ways to boost reading habits among children. Here, we round up a few.  Encouraging kids to read has many psychological, health and linguistic benefits, say researchers.       Apart from providing a great source of fun and entertainment for children, reading also