Articles and research:
Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy. This article advocates fiction as a tool to help develop children’s understanding of their own and others emotions. It links to educational and neuroscience research that supports this.
Philosophy for Children. Picture books can introduce children to “big” conceptional ideas.
Reading Choice is Reading Engagement. This article discusses the ways you can support or hinder reading engagement. It also lists 10 things you can do to encourage a love of reading.
Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer. Time article that links reading to improved empathy and exercise for the brain.
Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages. This article discusses the benefits of summer reading and provides a variety of links to different reading lists.
74 Create Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain. This article highlights multiple ways that you can stimulate thinking during the summer break.