Archive | July 2012

Your Kindergartener & Reading

By the end of kindergarten, most children can recognize and write upper and lower case letters. Most kindergartners can read some words and simple books. Kindergartners learn that writing goes from left to right. Kindergartners can understand more than just the plot of a story

Encouraging Your Kindergartner

  • Let your child read the words and offer help only when it’s needed
  • Let your child “share” the reading with you
  • Keep reading sessions short
  • Encourage your child to track the print with a finger, pointing to each word as she/he says it.
  • Don’t limit reading to just books

Reading can be made a part of your childs life by encouraging them to read at any point in the day example: at the grocery store they can help find items on the grocery list, while in the car they can read the street signs as they go by. If you are out shopping they can help you read the isle names and clothing racks. Learning to read  should always be encouraged and nurtured by you. Be an example to your child and always remember to get appropriate age leveled reading for your you young one.

Here is a list of Kindergarten age appropriate books that will definitely help your young one grow in their reading.

http://myubam.com/p/504/fox-on-a-box

http://myubam.com/p/505/goose-on-the-loose

http://myubam.com/p/404/frog-on-a-log-rev

All of the above books were Created in consultation with a language expert, this book is part of an engaging new phonics-based series, especially written to help your child learn to read.  Not only is the story great fun, it also takes into account recent research on the most effective ways of teaching reading.  Stephen Cartwright’s delightful illustrations complement the text and are designed to stimulate further interest.  Fold out pages add to the enjoyment.

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Book of the Week

NEW SERIES
Usborne
Amy Wild, Animal Talker
The Secret Necklace
The Musical Mouse
Age: 7 years and up
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/4
Pages: 95
Series: Amy Wild, Animal Talker
Amy Wild, Animal Talker Series:  Welcome to the world of Amy Wild, where dogs tell their secrets, cats perform rescue missions, and an entire island is squeaking and squawking with animal magic! Animal lovers everywhere will be instantly enchanted by this Dr. Dolittle for a new generation.
The Secret Necklace
Amy doesn’t want to move away from her friends to live on Clamerkin Island. But then her great-aunt gives her a secret present – a necklace that gives her the power to talk to animals! Amy can’t wait to make lots of new furry and feathery friends… but will it be that simple?
The Musical Mouse
Amy’s first day at her new school is made even more exciting by the appearance of musical mouse! But the teachers don’t like their squeaky visitor. Can Amy find the mouse a new home before the headmaster catches up with it?
These cute books are definitley my pick for the week, they are very fun and will definitely be a delight for your little ones. Not only are they my pick of the week, they also are very affordable. You can follow the link to my website to check out these books and their prices : http://www.myubam.com/S3753

Global Hug Your Kid Day is July 16th

Global Hug Your Kid Day is July 16th

“The World needs hugs!” says Cuddle Bear. “To make each day feel bright. So stretch both arms and wrap them round your friends to hug them tight!”

Meet Cuddle Bear – the unforgettable hero with hugs for everyone! He has plenty to go around. It doesn’t matter if you’re big or tall, short or small, there’s one for every size!

For more creative reading ideas view our Celebrate Reading Calendar for July, and add a little fun to everyday!

Give the Gift of Reading

Give the Gift of Reading

Help your child with reading from an early age with the Usborne Very First Reading Set.

Usborne Very First Reading is an exciting series for children who are just starting to learn to read. The 15 book boxed set includes a helpful parents’ guide. Very First Reading is designed to bring children up to the level at which they can tackle stories in Usborne First Reading (Level One), which is part of the bestselling Usborne Reading Program.

This Reading set is really great for kids ages 4-7, it is very affordable only $69.99  and the wealth of knowledge and excitement it is going to bring into your childs life is priceless.

I really love this beginners reading set. You can visit my site to purchase this reading set at http://www.myubam.com/S3753.