Helping Kids Achieve
North American Precis Syndicate
Reading with your kids benefits them and you. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—There’s a pleasant, easy way parents and teachers can
improve their own memory and mental development and help their children do
the same. How? Simply by reading at least 15 Pages A Day in print.
“Reading, like playing a musical
instrument or exercising, involves habit,” explains Dr. Naomi Baron,
professor of linguistics at American
University. She studied
students in the United
States and found students who read
digitally are more distracted. “Ninety-two percent of U.S. students found it easiest to
concentrate when reading a hard copy,” said Dr. Baron. “Students
tell us they remember more when reading in print, spend more time when
reading print and read more carefully than with digital texts.” Adds
Daniel Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia,
there’s a “cost to comprehension when students read from a
What To Do
To exercise your brain, pledge to read at least 15 Pages A Day in print.
Share your involvement and invite friends to take the pledge using #15Pages
on social media.
Why It Matters
• The American Library Association says “students who read
independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all
subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who do not.”
aloud for 15 minutes a day aids language development, instills a love of
reading, and increases understanding of how knowledge is gained and shared.
• Current research indicates that taking notes by hand on paper aids
memory and recollection.
• According to another recent study, “people who regularly
read and write have a markedly slower decline in memory than people who don’t.”
Where To Learn More
The Paper & Packaging—How Life Unfolds TM campaign explains the
benefits of reading on paper at www.howlifeunfolds.com/15pages.
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)