Attention: California, Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma and Idaho! Do you know of an elementary school that could use $5,000? If you do, please tell a teacher or principal about the 2015 RedRover Readers Impact Contest.
Written by RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth
If you have ever lost yourself in a good book – where you feel you are in the mind of the characters, feeling what they are feeling – you would not be surprised to discover that reading high quality literature is linked to an increased Theory of Mind (the ability to understand others’ mental states) and empathy. Last October, an exciting article came out in The New York Times that demonstrates this phenomenon.