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The Number of Illustrations in Storybooks Matter for Learning

We are so pleased with the media coverage of our new study “Two Sides to Every Story.”

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In this paper we show that preschool (EYFS) children struggle with learning words from storybooks that have too many illustrations — unless we help them out. We help them out by gesturing to the correct page so that we are literally on the same page.

Updating the news tab on this site with more stories and blogpost coverage is an ongoing effort, but you can read the original press release here.

Fitting in time to read aloud


If you find yourself struggling to find time to read aloud, this just might help!

This is a great article (Washington Post) providing some tips on how to find a spare 15 minutes (in busy schedules!) to fit in some reading aloud with your children.

“[Reading aloud] may at times feel like another impossible obligation to fulfill, but reading aloud does not have to become an additional burden or activity to squeeze into an already overcrowded schedule. Try these small tweaks to carve out additional time for sharing a book with your child.”

Which book do you like to read and repeat?

Tell us more! We are looking for parents, teachers and others to share with us their favourite books worth repeating. (To submit more than one book, just refresh this page after you submit the first one.)