Children playing ring around the rosie

The Linguistics of Cooties (and Other Weird Things Kids Say)

The game of cooties lets children learn about the idea of contagion, but kid culture and wordplay aren't meant for adults.
Mrs Miss Ms

From the Mixed-Up History of Mrs., Miss, and Ms.

Language can reveal power dynamics, as in the terms of address, or honorifics, are used to refer to a woman's social status: Mrs., Miss, and Ms.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Avi

The beloved and prolific children's literature author Avi was born on December 23, 1937.
Audiobooks

Is Audio Really the Future of the Book?

The upsurge in audiobooks and podcasts illustrates our heightened interest in digital storytelling, but does listening really count as reading?
Amy Carter and Jimmy Carter participate in a speed reading course at the White House, February 22, 1977.

Speed Reading and Comprehension

Does "speed reading" always decrease comprehension? 

Yas Queen! It’s the Spelling Reform School for Wayward Words

Debates over English spelling reform have existed for centuries.