All 104 preschoolers affiliated with the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County were able to take home a book along with information for their parents about the importance of reading thanks to a community outreach project led by the University of Iowa College of Education’s chapter of the Student Iowa School Counselor Association.
A recent study by University of Iowa scientists published in Developmental Psychology shows certain kinds of variation in words may help early readers learn better.
Many educators have long believed that when words differ on only one sound, early readers can learn the rules of phonics by focusing on what is different between the words. Scientists at the University of Iowa are turning that thinking on its head. A recent study shows certain kinds of variation in words may help early readers learn better.