• Put down your phone, pick up a book

    Meg Elkins     |      April 16, 2023

    We’d all be happier, more engaged and better informed if we put down our phones and picked up a book.

  • The world within

    Alan Stevenson     |      November 30, 2021

    The pandemic allowed many of us to catch up on some reading, but with more people using their phones or e-readers rather than traditional books, does the very different experience of reading on a screen compared to a printed page affect our comprehension?

  • How to help your child love reading

    Isang Awah     |      January 4, 2021

    Many parents bought their children books for Christmas, but how many will get read? There are several ways in which adults can help encourage a love for reading in children and unlock all the benefits which books can bring.

  • 5 summer reads on economics

    Peter Martin     |      January 2, 2021

    Economics may be the ‘dismal science’ and not everyone’s idea of fun holiday reading, but understanding new thinking on the economy in the wake of recent health and environmental crises may be a good investment of your time.

  • Searching for love, laughter and adventure? Read a book

    Margot Hillel     |      January 3, 2020

    Whether you’re spending the holidays at the beach or at home, the summer break from school offers a great opportunity for teens to catch up on some reading.

  • Phonics training in preschool fast tracks reading skills

    Andrew Spence     |      August 23, 2018

    A South Australian study has found that Preschool children who receive phonics and sound awareness training can improve their reading more quickly than their untutored peers.