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The Magic of the Dictionary

Eliza Clark - The Delights of Reading » Nonfiction for Inquisitive Minds

I once heard about a man who read the entire Oxford English Dictionary, all twenty volumes of it, from cover to cover. It took him twelve months to do so. When asked why, the man said that knowing the exact, if obscure, words for things made his experie...
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Five Boredom-Busting Tricks

Ashley Young - What's on Your List?

No two words can make a parent's blood run cold quite as quickly as "I'm bored." That's especially true when those words are spoken before you've even finished your morning coffee. To help you deal, we've pulled together five easy, fun ways for you to res...
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How to Choose the Best How-To Books

Ashley Young - The Delights of Reading » Nonfiction for Inquisitive Minds

One of the most beautiful things about childhood is the endless possibility. As adults, we tend to stick to what we know. Kids just don't know how to limit themselves in this way. It doesn't occur to them that never having done something means that they c...
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Stories of Self-Reliance

Eliza Clark - Learning » Social and Emotional

It's a funny thing about reading stories to small children. With a cozy, blanket-clutching child firmly ensconced on your lap (next to you is not close enough—he must be on the lap, you read stories in which a small child (or animal proxy) ventures f...
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