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15 Awesome Reading Nooks for Kids

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You can find the rest of the list of amazing kids’ reading spaces on Book Riot.

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(Don’t) Keep Them Seperated

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“Although I write about girls, and I am a girl, there’s not a thing in my books that a boy couldn’t connect to. They’re logic-puzzle mysteries, and that’s what my talks are about as well – how I construct my mystery stories, where my ideas come from and what makes crime fiction so fascinating. In fact, I believe that there isn’t a topic in existence that can’t resonate with both genders. I see both boys and girls navigating friendships, every child in the world loves a cute puppy, and the desire to become a dastardly pirate beats in the heart of as many little girls as it does boys.”

Click here to read more from author Robin Stevens about why she’s refusing to take part in gender-segregated author events at co-ed schools.

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The Importance of Reading Aloud to Children

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“In most households, parents read to children only until the children are old enough to read by themselves.

But there are differences in reading abilities and listening abilities. Trelease points out that a child’s reading level doesn’t catch up to his listening level until eighth grade. For that reason, parents should be reading seventh-grade books to fifth-grade kids. They’ll get excited about the plot and this will be a motivation to keep reading. A fifth-grader can enjoy a more complicated plot than he can read himself.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article57361258.html#storylink=cpy