Christmas is right around the corner and I am so excited. My kids are just can’t wait for it to get here. We actually put up our Christmas tree on Sunday and the kids had such a fun time decorating it.
How is your Christmas preparations going so far..?? Well I hope that everything is turning out ok for you guys as well.
I came across these great holiday books for the kids on my Usborne Books website and I just wanted to share them with you guys. These are really great books for the kids to get them into the holiday spirit and to help make some great memories for your and your little ones this year.
I have a lot of wonderful memories of singing christmas carols and making beautiful decorations with my kids, this is just a wonderful time of year. Well I hope you all will be able to make great memories with your little ones as well.
What do you do with your little ones to make holiday memories ….?? I would love to know, please leave a comment bellow and share with us.
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…????
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.
“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.
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.
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
Or a child who hates to read? Read aloud to them at least 30 minutes a day, and seek help immediately from a teacher trained in high quality reading remediation. You will be giving a child hope and the skills to succeed in life.
Having books readily available around the house is a great idea to encourage reading. I have a little box filled with story books next to my kids bed, as well as a box of story books next to their toys in the living room. You can come up with your own creative ways to have books around the house as well, like maybe even having a few in the car. A good idea is to have not just books but even comic books, magazines etc.. things that you know that will interest your child. If your child likes dinosaurs, butterflies, science or dolls, then make sure to have a few story books and magazines about those things. Your little one will love it, and remember that learning to read should always be fun and for children.
Encouraging your child to read and reading to them for at least 20 minutes each day is a great way to help your child/children fall in love with books and reading.
For great books, homework helpers and tips for beginning readers and even school age children you can check out my website at http://www.S3753.myubam.com