Rote learning, and the importance of practice for long term memory, is important for gaining both knowledge and for mastering strategies and complex, higher order tasks. This posts champions Dan Willingham's book (Why don't students like school?) as he outlines the importance of rote learning for all learners. Each chapter in his book concludes with suggestions for how teachers can use this in their classrooms.
Evidence-based practice supported by a neonatal pediatrician! Dr John Hutton's program supports parents reading to their young babies and also supports early screening for young preschoolers by identifying potential interventions.