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Queen Elizabeth Visits ‘Game of Thrones’ Set
The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, visited the series’ Belfast set while on a three-day tour of Northern Ireland.
The royals were met at the set by “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who gave them a rundown of the show, perhaps without too many spoilers in case they missed the dramatic Season 4 finale that aired earlier this month.
Read to Your Kids
Child experts said today that parents and caregivers should read aloud to children every day — from the day they are born. The American Academy of Pediatrics said that reading turbocharged a child’s vocabulary and communication skills and that the effects of being read to lasted a lifetime.