The New York Times, Perri Klass, wrote an article about how children read differently depending on what format they are reading in. Technology, especially social media, is meant to be read fast and quickly. It takes up little processing power and requires little attention. Meanwhile, books require more focus and require more processing power. This means children need to slow down when they are reading print books in order to fully understand them.
NPR has an article by Lulu Garcia-Navarrvo and Emma Bowman about Addressing Children’s Weight Gain during the Pandemic. The article talks about how families turned to food to maintain a sense of control and normalcy during the shutdown and children have gained weight as a consequence. But there is hope! When children go back to school and other activities as more people get vaccinated, they will drop the weight.
A New York Times article by Julia Rosen titled, Bad Future, Better Future, teaches children what greenhouse gases are and how they came to be. It also walks through two different scenarios detailing a bad future and a good future. It is a good article to read and help children understand the benefit of Earth Day and clean living.