November 4, 2015


“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”    - Oprah Winfrey


Books Are Wings is a Rhode Island-based nonprofit whose mission is t...

January 16, 2015

This week, Defending the Early Years and the Alliance for Childhood released a report titled Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose outlining the potentially damaging effects of the Common Core standards for kindergarten students. Citing n...

January 9, 2015

A student should not be promoted to the next grade if he or she has not been earning passing grades or is unable to do grade-level work. Almost any citizen will agree with this statement; even President Obama told the Washington Post in 2010, “This notion that we shoul...

July 17, 2014

If you received a text message reminding you to read to your baby or suggesting a game to play with your toddler, might it help to better prepare your child for school? That is the premise of Parent University, a six-week program being studied by researchers at Northwe...

July 10, 2014

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (representing 62,000 doctors nationwide) is recommending that parents read to their children beginning at birth. The only question is why did it take them so long?


Research supporting reading aloud to children has...

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