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Literacy Tip Of The Week

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Hi everyone, how is everyone’s week turning out so far..? Well hope you guys are staying warm here on the east coast because it has been a cold week, thanks to the Nor’easter that took place yesterday.
Now I love reading to my kids, I actually read to them every night before they go to sleep. They just love it and so do I, because it gives us time to bond and hang out. Plus they love hearing new stories about life, the bible, fairy tales and what ever else I read to them.
My Literacy tip comes from doing  just that. You see a lot of people think that you should only read to kids when they are babies or up till they learn to read themselves. The truth is that children should be read to even when they can read for themselves.
As kids become better readers, continue reading aloud to them – only choose more difficult books to help your child learn new vocabulary words, concepts, and ways of telling stories. It works the same way it did when they were little, it really helps to open up their world to build upon what they already know. It also helps bring a parent and child together with the extra time and conversation that takes place.
The best memories I have of my mother when I was a child is of her reading really great books to me and my sisters at bedtime. I grew to love books and my imagination was just filled with wonderful things, plus it made me really happy to be able to spend time with my mom.
What kind of books do your child/children like to have read to them…????
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Pull-back Busy Train Book

Busy Train

Hi everyone, how is your week turning out so far? Well I hope that it is turning out to be a great week for everyone. I have been a bit under the weather lately but I still wanted to share my book of the week  with you  all.

Pull-back Busy Train Book is just such a cute interactive book written by author Fiona Watt  from Usborne Books. I had to share this book with you  guys.

This is an awesome book for little ones who love trains. Children will love to watch the train as it whizzes around the tracks in this delightful interactive book. There are colorful scenes with embedded tracks provide lots to see and talk about as the train begins its busy morning at the station, before zooming though tunnels, out into the countryside and over a viaduct before reaching its destination. It is definitely a wonderful gift to be shared together again and again, perfect for young train lovers.

This book is for any child 3 years and up, there are 10 pages of pure enjoyment for your little one.

 

 

 

Literacy Tip : Reading aloud to your Child

“Reading aloud and talking about what we’re reading sharpens children’s brains. It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically, and to express themselves more easily and clearly.” – Mem Fox
I know personally that reading aloud does help your children build their vocabulary and also their reading skills. Reading for 20 minutes a day is all it takes to really build a strong bond with your child and help them to foster a love of reading.

 

Drawing, Doodling and Coloring Fashion

Happy Monday everyone, I hope that you all had a great weekend and are having a good start to this beautiful Monday. I just love all of the new titles that comes out each month from Usborne Books & More, this week they have an absolutely wonderful book out that will definitely thrill your little fashionista.

The book is entitled Drawing, Doodling and Coloring Fashion.  The Stylish pictures invite your little one to  decorate dresses, design fashion items, doodle hairstyles, color in fabric designs and much more.

  • Features page after page of craft-quality paper just waiting to be filled with creative designs, with tips and suggestions for inspiration.
  • Perfect for doodling whenever the mood strikes.

This is such a cute idea that girls would just love spending time doodling, so if you want a way to encourage their creative side I think that this is a very good choice for them. The book comes in a hard back copy so it is well protected.

I hope that you all enjoy my book of the week and I hope that some of you will check it out. You can follow the link here to check out the book http://s3753.myubam.com/p/1787/drawingdoodling-and-coloring-fashion

 

Literacy Tip Of The Week

Hi everyone, how is your Thursday going so far ?? Well its kind of gloomy here in Brooklyn, but I’m making the best of it. Today I thought that I would share another literacy tip with you all. I’m sure that your little ones are back in school and learning tons of great new things at that. I think that to help them grow in life we should always encourage them to read.
TIP:
Enourage your kids to read…remember the three B’s: Place a box of books where your child eats Breakfast, one in the Bathroom, and one by their Bed. – The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

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