I found the following article to be very interesting. Basically, it is saying that kids who grow up surrounded by lots of books grow up smarter!
As always, I think of the ramifications for religious education. I wonder what we could do to expose our students to more age-appropriate books about the Catholic faith to help them be smarter Catholics.
For example, wouldn’t it be cool if we catechists had access to a box of 30-40 age appropriate books about various aspects of our Catholic faith (the saints, the Mass, the Rosary, the sacraments, etc.) that we could put out on a table to let the kids peruse and pick one or two and then give them quiet time to read/explore their picks and then invite them to share what they learned?
Anyone have ideas?