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Reading stories to children plays a fundamental role in their acquisition of vocabulary. In “Timing story time to maximize children’s ability to retain new vocabulary”, an article published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology in 2021, a group of researchers at the University of York sought to verify to what extent children between the ages of five and seven learn new words when listening to their parents tell them stories. The study also sought to ascertain whether reading is particularly beneficial in the period prior to sleeping. They reach some interesting conclusions.
What is reading? Is learning to read something natural? What is the role of teaching in learning to read? The answer to these questions is fundamental for the understanding of reading and learning difficulties, as underlined in a scientific article just published in "American Educator".
Is dyslexia a neurodevelopmental disorder? Is it possible to talk about a developmental disorder in the case of reading, but not in the case of chess? Is the brain development of dyslexic individuals atypical?
What evidence supports the theory that dyslexia is a brain disorder or a symptom of a brain disorder? How do difficulties in reading differ from difficulties in playing music or chess? A recent scientific article show another way of approaching dyslexia.