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How children learn

How Children learn by Zubeida Mustafa MARIA Montessori, the best educationist the world has ever produced, based her philosophy on her understanding of the human mind. She was Italy’s first woman physician, and derived her knowledge from her study of medicine and more so from her observation of the young ...
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Children and libraries in Pakistan

Children and libraries By Zubeida Mustafa PAKISTANI society is full of contradictions. While the book reading and purchasing habit has begun to pick up as has been confirmed by many in the book trade, libraries still lag behind. The few that exist are now chock-a-block. The reading room in the ...
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The pleasure of reading and Pakistan

The pleasure of reading By Zubeida Mustafa In a country where a commonly voiced lament is that we are not a society of book readers, any effort to get people interested in literary pursuits is a feat in itself. From time to time, the National Book Foundation (NBF) has made ...
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The dying culture of reading in Pakistan

The dying culture of reading  Books undisputedly play an unparalleled role in shaping the destinies of both individuals and nations alike and nothing guides man more effectively than books. However, it is a sad reflection that amongst other positive social values the culture of reading has also persistently been declining ...
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Nations of Readers

Nations of Readers by Farrukh Dall Advocate Chairman, Read Pakistan Reading habit is a powerful tool for inclusive growth of a society. Reading has a direct impact on human development, on every part of the lives of citizens and has considerable consequences. It not only enhances the quality of life ...
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The pleasure of reading and Pakistan

The pleasure of reading By Zubeida Mustafa In a country where a commonly voiced lament is that we are not a society of book readers, any effort to get people interested in literary pursuits is a feat in itself. From time to time, the National Book Foundation (NBF) has made ...
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The dying culture of reading in Pakistan

The dying culture of reading  Books undisputedly play an unparalleled role in shaping the destinies of both individuals and nations alike and nothing guides man more effectively than books. However, it is a sad reflection that amongst other positive social values the culture of reading has also persistently been declining ...
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Nations of Readers

Nations of Readers by Farrukh Dall Advocate Chairman, Read Pakistan Reading habit is a powerful tool for inclusive growth of a society. Reading has a direct impact on human development, on every part of the lives of citizens and has considerable consequences. It not only enhances the quality of life ...
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Why we all need books: The benefits of reading for pleasure

Why we all need books: The benefits of reading for pleasure REGULARLY enjoying a good book can make us more satisfied, improve self-esteem and help with sleep problems. That is where Quick Reads comes in. By BARONESS GAIL REBUCK, DBE Regular readers hone their emotional and intellectual skills It is a ...
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How the books we read shape our lives

How the books we read shape our lives Literary impulses are so open to influence that the book itself is only a part of each individual’s puzzle ( Alamy ) Not long ago, in the course of a cross-examination by one of the music papers, the musician Florence Welch found ...
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7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

Sep 13, 2017 / Hailey Reissman istock Many schools and teachers have an uneasy relationship with technology: they decry its power to distract young people but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly limited. Fargo, North Dakota, third-grade teacher Kayla Delzer believes that technology can truly revolutionize education ...
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Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple ...
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How Ebooks Lost Their Shine Kindles Look Clunky Unhip

How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence? Books as ...
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E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share If you have an e-reader collecting dust on a bookshelf somewhere, forgotten in the same place you’ve had it tucked for the last umpteen months, you’re not alone. Recent data from the Publisher’s Association indicate a major market trend back toward ...
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Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children

Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children Spain’s Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for ‘Android kids.’ Elisa Yuste credits Amazon Rapids as being among the first apps to offer ...
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Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book

Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book A creative way to give students a choice in what they read and differentiate instruction to help them grow as readers. By Emma Tackett I learned about the book tasting—an opportunity for students to try out a variety of books—from an instructional ...
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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 ...
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The magic of Whole School reading

The magic of Whole School reading How to turn your school into a "reading school" - Drop Everything and Read!  For fifteen minutes a day, everyone in school - from pupils, to the headteacher, to the school caretaker - drops everything and reads! Photograph: www.alamy.com Louise Kanolik & Ela Turker ...
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The important lesson of giving teachers respect

World Teachers’ Day: the important lesson of giving teachers respect On this day of all days, Sunny Varkey argues that teachers must be encouraged, respected and receive proper investment across the world, to ensure that every child benefits from a decent education It’s World Teachers’ Day today – and we ...
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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips  Here are some of the best ideas, initiatives and projects that teachers use to help students develop a love of reading. Photograph: Alamy.While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to ...
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Children and libraries in Pakistan

Children and libraries By Zubeida Mustafa PAKISTANI society is full of contradictions. While the book reading and purchasing habit has begun to pick up as has been confirmed by many in the book trade, libraries still lag behind. The few that exist are now chock-a-block. The reading room in the ...
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A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta

Stories from an attic: A childhood spent in the libraries of Quetta Vaqar Ahmed In those days, books were written for either children or for adults. There was nothing specifically for a teenager or a young adult. —Creative commons Unlike the densely populated and highly volatile Quetta of today, the ...
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The magic of libraries

'The magic of libraries': Why we need them, by Joseph Coelho Published on: 03 October 2017 Author: Joseph Coelho Author Joseph Coelho mounts a passionate defence of libraries - and explains how they really help our communities. I grew up next to the best library in the world, West Hill Library - my ...
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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries Debra Kachel Professor of School Library and Information Technologies Program, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned and closed. The kindest thing that can be said about this is that it’s curious; ...
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Public libraries, e-lending, eating out and rasgullas

Public libraries, e-lending, eating out and rasgullas Rauf Parekh COLONEL Muhammad Khan, one of Urdu’s celebrated 20th century humorists, once wrote that when a librarian complained that the number of visitors to the library was dismal and rarely did a book get issued, he suggested that to lure the readers ...
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How children learn

How Children learn by Zubeida Mustafa MARIA Montessori, the best educationist the world has ever produced, based her philosophy on her understanding of the human mind. She was Italy’s first woman physician, and derived her knowledge from her study of medicine and more so from her observation of the young ...
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Children and libraries in Pakistan

Children and libraries By Zubeida Mustafa PAKISTANI society is full of contradictions. While the book reading and purchasing habit has begun to pick up as has been confirmed by many in the book trade, libraries still lag behind. The few that exist are now chock-a-block. The reading room in the ...
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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 ...
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The magic of Whole School reading

The magic of Whole School reading How to turn your school into a "reading school" - Drop Everything and Read!  For fifteen minutes a day, everyone in school - from pupils, to the headteacher, to the school caretaker - drops everything and reads! Photograph: www.alamy.com Louise Kanolik & Ela Turker ...
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A manifesto for primary education

A manifesto for primary education The transition from home — a place marked by parents’ love and care — to school needs to be handled with sensitivity and care 01-Oct-17 by Shagufta GuLl Children don’t only bring their bags full of textbooks and lunch boxes to schools. They also take with them ...
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(1) یہ علم کی دنیا ہے

یہ علم کی دنیا ہے فرخ ڈال امام ابن جوزی وعظ کے فنون کے علمبردار اور ماہر تھے۔ فن خطابت میں آپکا کوئی مثل نہیں۔ آپکے وعظ کی شہرت عروج پر تھی۔ آپکا کلام پاکیزہ، انداز کلام شائستہ، زبان شیریں اور ایسی اعلی بیانی تھی کہ آپکے ہاتھ پہ بیس ...
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Nations of Readers

Nations of Readers by Farrukh Dall Advocate Chairman, Read Pakistan Reading habit is a powerful tool for inclusive growth of a society. Reading has a direct impact on human development, on every part of the lives of citizens and has considerable consequences. It not only enhances the quality of life ...
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Happiness and the Happiest

Happiness and the Happiest by Farrukh Dall  The U.N. has declared March 20 as World Happiness Day, recognizing "happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world." Although, all 193 UN member states have adopted the resolution calling for a happiness greater ...
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Let us be called Readers rather than Terrorists

Let us be called Readers rather than Terrorists   By Syeda Fatima Hasan Gilani In my last article I talked of the advanced reader who is now an observer through the concern towards global warming which has become a multi-faceted delinquent. I ended on the note that there are a ...
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For the Advanced Reader who is now an Observer

For the Advanced Reader who is now an Observer by Adv. Syeda Fatima Hasan GIlani As I read more I become conscious and aware of the problems around me. Reading not only gives information but also the observational capacity lagging in our insight. Today I wanted to write about reading ...
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(1) یہ علم کی دنیا ہے

یہ علم کی دنیا ہے فرخ ڈال امام ابن جوزی وعظ کے فنون کے علمبردار اور ماہر تھے۔ فن خطابت میں آپکا کوئی مثل نہیں۔ آپکے وعظ کی شہرت عروج پر تھی۔ آپکا کلام پاکیزہ، انداز کلام شائستہ، زبان شیریں اور ایسی اعلی بیانی تھی کہ آپکے ہاتھ پہ بیس ...
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کتاب علم کا خزینہ

کتاب علم کا خزینہ ہانیہ ملک کتاب منبع و مصدر علم ہے۔ کتاب غور و فکر کو پروان چڑھاتی ہے اور غور و فکر انسان کو حکمت و دانائی اور معرفت کی طرف لے جاتا ہے۔ کتاب انسان کو طمانیت،شعور آگہی اور وجدان کے خزینے عطا کرتی ہے۔ کتاب انسانی ...
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مطالعہ قومی ترقی کا ضامن

مطالعہ قومی ترقی کا ضامن  ڈاکٹر ظہیر احمد بابر علم و حکمت کے سمندر میں سفر کرنے کے لئے مطالعے کی ناؤ لازمی ہے۔ اسی سے دل و دماغ کے بند دریچے وا ہوتے ہیں، شعور پختہ ہوتا ہے اور فکر کو وسعت ملتی ہے۔ اعلیٰ نظریات و تصورات خیالات ...
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بارش اور کتابیں

بارش اور کتابیں – ثاقب محمود بٹ گزشتہ روز اسلام آباد میں ہونے والی بارش نے ہمیشہ کی طرح موسم کو نہایت خوش گوار بنا دیا۔ میں صبح آفس کے لیے گھر سے نکلا تو جی چاہا کہ فرو غ کتب کے قومی ادارے ”نیشنل بُک فاﺅنڈیشن‘‘ چکر لگا لیا ...
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بارش، کافی اور کتاب 

بارش، کافی اور کتاب  ڈاکٹر شاہد صدیقی اس دن اسلام آباد کا آسمان بادلوں سے گھرا ہواتھا ۔شام ڈھلتے ہی ہلکی پھوار کا آغاز ہوگیا تھا جو جلد ہی موسلادھار بارش میں بدل گئی۔ میں نے کمرے کی کھڑکی سے پردہ ہٹا کردیکھا تو درخت تیز ہوائوں سے دہرے ہوئے ...
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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing 1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678) A story of a man in search of truth told with the ...
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Twenty books that changed the world

       Charles Darwin is vying with Immanuel Kant and Plato in a poll to         decide on the most influential scholarly book of all time Mary Wollstonecraft, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin are jostling for the top spot on a line-up of the top 20 ...
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Ten books that changed the world

From Euclid’s Elements to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, and from Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex to Shakespeare First Folio … 10 authors choose books ‘not of an age, but for all time’ The Analects by Confucius To understand China, first we have to understand Confucius’s Analects. Written more than 2,400 ...
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These 9 novels changed the world

9 novels that changed the world World Book Day is observed in more than 100 countries as a celebration of the joys of reading. But reading is not just about pleasure: books have the power to touch us profoundly, to open our eyes to injustices – and sometimes even act as ...
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10 Great Books on Pakistan’s History

This is not a list of ‘top 10’ or ‘must read’ books about Pakistan in the traditional sense.  Rather, it’s a collection of titles that present a wide range of perspectives about a country that has a complex past and, to put it mildly, a confusing present.  It covers topics ...
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How children learn

How Children learn by Zubeida Mustafa MARIA Montessori, the best educationist the world has ever produced, based her philosophy on her understanding of the human mind. She was Italy’s first woman physician, and derived her knowledge from her study of medicine and more so from her observation of the young ...
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You know you should read to your child. But how?

You know you should read to your child. But how? Reading to your child is one of the best ways to expose your child to language – the foundation for reading, writing and higher-level thinking later on. Even more importantly, though, reading together is “a way to develop warm, fuzzy, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tips for reading with kids

Research shows that just 20 minutes a day spent reading with a child helps him/her develop critical reading skills Della Harp As families settle into the regular routines and earlier bedtimes of the school year, it’s a great time to pull out some books and get your child excited about ...
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