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Program Feature: Eight Books Young Children Should Not Live Without

Parents often wonder if they are making the most of time spent with their children. One of the best ways a parent can spend time with their child is by reading aloud to or with them. However, with so many books on the market, … Continue reading

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What is SLC Reading this Summer? Part 2

“Neuroscientists, biologists, psychologists, social scientists, and researchers from every point of the scientific compass now know that play is a profound biological process. It has evolved over eons in many animal species to promote survival. It shapes the brain and … Continue reading

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Program Feature: The Critical Importance of Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers As we enter into an era in the world of … Continue reading

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Rice University OWL Lab Featured on PBS NewsHour

School Literacy and Culture was honored to host the PBS NewsHour team at the Rice University Oral and Written Language Laboratory (OWL Lab) at Houston ISD’s Gabriela Mistral Center for Early Childhood Education recently. Last night, the story was shared … Continue reading

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Sight Words in an Early Childhood Classroom – To Teach or Not to Teach?

Teaching sight words is a contentious issue in the early childhood education field. There are many districts today that mandate the teaching of dozens of sight words in pre-k and 100 or more in kindergarten. We loved University of Virginia’s … Continue reading

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