Literacy

How Stories Help the Brain

Reading has physical and immediate affects on the brain.

An Emory University study shows that stories actually build connections in the brain, a physical change that makes people better at language. Sound like something that might help your child?
See the whole story at:
http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-novel-look-at-how-stories-may-change.html
 

Conversation Circles

We are pleased to announce the return of Conversation Circles! Practice your English speaking and listening skills in these fun and friendly classes beginning January 13.

Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Herman and Kate Kaiser Library

Thursdays 1-2 p.m. at Kendall-Whittier Library

Call 918-549-7400 for more information.

One More Consideration When Deciding on TV Limits

Journal of the American Medical Association

“Prolonged TV viewing was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality. Television viewing is the most commonly reported daily activity apart from working and sleeping in many populations around the world. On average, 40% of daily free time is occupied by TV viewing within several European countries1 and 50% in Australia. This corresponds to a daily TV viewing time of about 3.5 to 4.0 hours. In the United States, the average number of daily hours of TV viewing has recently been reported to be 5 hours.”

Happy Holidays

Community Outreach and Literacy Services wishes you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season.

Oklahoma Literacy Coalition

If you haven't yet, you should check out the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition's webpage. Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Services is a member of OLC, a non-profit organization that supports literacy throughout Oklahoma. You can find literacy services, resources, helpful links and more. And like OLC's Facebook page for updates! Or follow OLC on Twitter @oklitcoalition.

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