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Star Wars Day: How P.I. Penguin Is Like Luke Skywalker
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Star Wars Day: How P.I. Penguin Is Like Luke Skywalker

Happy Star Wars Day! (And the adventure continues as some die-hard fans celebrate “Sith Day” on May 5). As many Star Wars fans know, the original Star Wars trilogy (episodes IV – VI) follows the Mythic Journey outlined by Joseph Campbell. In short: The hero’s world is shaken up and he is thrust into an...

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For Dyslexic Readers: Why Aulexic?

If you’re the parent of a dyslexic child, you know well the struggles of reading time. For dyslexic readers, it can be a torturous struggle, requiring exhaustive effort and frustration. Often, by the time a dyslexic reader has unravelled the text on the page the story is lost. As a parent or teacher, you may...

The Brain And Language Development: How to Support Your Child’s Early Literacy
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The Brain And Language Development: How to Support Your Child’s Early Literacy

A recent post on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators website discusses the importance of reading to young children to encourage the healthy development of their brain and language development, and their imaginations. There’s fantastic science that examines the positive correlation between early exposure to stories and language and neural development. Research has...