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Why The Brain Can Still Make Sense Of Words With Jumbled Letters
2013-03-15 22:56:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The human brain has an amazing ability to decode letters on a page that have been all jumbled up. Sentences like "tihs is ofetn misseplled" can be read, despite all the misspellings of the words, and researchers in the UK set out to find out why. Readers need to identify the letters in words, as well as accurately code the positions of those letters in order to distinguish between words like CAT and ACT. However, readers are able...

2013-02-03 23:00:05

Today, eReflect the company behind Ultimate Spelling software announced how theories on whether spelling is a gift or an acquired skill are no longer relevant. What is needed is a comprehensive theory that incorporates both these aspects of spelling acquisition and enhancement. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 Today, eReflect the company behind Ultimate Spelling software announced how theories on whether spelling is a gift or an acquired skill are no longer relevant. What is...

2013-01-26 23:00:09

Pre-reading activities and letter activities are great ways to teach preschoolers how to read. These activities give kids a head start on the reading path as featured on Kids Activities Blog in January. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 26, 2013 Pre-reading activities and letter activities are great ideas to teach kids early on how to read. Both activities provide a playful setting to invite the preschooler to engage in early phonics learning. Materials needed to set up the pre-reading activity...

2013-01-24 23:01:50

The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps released “Speech Therapy for Apraxia - Words” for iPad, Kindle, and Nook tablet devices today. The app is a practical therapy tool for parents and speech pathologists alike. Wellington, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps announced today the release of their breakthrough app aimed at assisting children and adults with speech and...

2013-01-23 23:00:59

Argo Translation Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Tyson Lake as Business Development Manager. Glenview, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Argo Translation Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Tyson Lake as Business Development Manager. Tyson graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Over the last twelve years, he has proudly built long-standing relationships with clients across multiple industries of various sizes, both...

2013-01-20 23:01:31

Learning how to read is a major milestone in childhood development. Moms are sharing their playful phonics activities and clever reading games tested by kids on Kids Activities Blog. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Teaching how to read requires lots of patience. Moms are sharing their kid tested phonics activities and cool reading games that sneak in learning while having lots of fun. The ideas are endless on Kids Activities Blog. They include making phonic flip charts or pull out...

Language Mixing Challenges And Benefits Kids 011713
2013-01-17 09:30:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new research study at Concordia University indicates that for kids growing up in bilingual homes, language mixing can present short-term challenges for language acquisition and long-term benefits for cognition. In the project, the scientists discovered that bilingual parents often participate in language mixing, where elements from two languages are found in the same sentence. The team of investigators found that language...

To Read Or Not To Read? That Depends On The Community
2012-12-21 15:36:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a survey by the Pew Research Center´s Internet & American Life Project, reading is experienced differently depending on whether people are located in urban, suburban or rural communities. Pew said that 78 percent of Americans age 16 and older said they read a book in the past 12 months. According to the survey, 80 percent of urban and 80 percent of suburban residents are particularly likely to have read at...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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