Parents – Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader

When is that magic moment when all of a sudden your child is ready to enjoy books?  Well, of course, there is no magic moment, children should be introduced to books at the earliest possible moment.  We want our infants to experience the pleasure and comfort of snuggling with a parent and a book.  Surrounded by the warmth of their voice, exploring, seeing, touching, learning in the safety of their arms.

Tips to Get Your Child Off to a Good Reading Start…

1. Read to Your Baby – It’s never too early to introduce your child to books.  “Read” board books  SHOP by age levels (including these  titles and much more:

Baby’s Very First Little Book of Bunnies

Baby’s Very First 123 Book

Baby’s Very First Bath Book

Baby’s Very First Black and White Book

Baby’s Very First Getting Dressed

Baby’s Very First Little Book of Baby Animals

Baby’s Very First Little Book of Baby Farm Animals

Baby’s Very First Little Book of Kittens

Baby’s Very First Little Library

Baby’s Very First Little Touchy-Feely Play Book

Baby’s Very First Noisy Nursery Rhymes

Baby’s Very First Little Book of Little Puppies

Baby’s Very First Mealtime Book

Baby’s Very First Outdoors Book

Baby’s Very First Touchy- Feely

Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Animals Book

Baby’s Very First Toys Book

and more to your infant, put stroller books  (examples: Baby’s Very First Stroller Jungle Book  babys_very_first_stroller_book_animals_300        babys_very_first_stroller_book_jungle_300

Baby’s Very First Stroller Book Animals 

on the stroller.  Your kids will grow up with the idea that books are an integral part of their lives.

2.     Make Time For Books – Set aside a specific time to read to your child everyday.  Naptime and bedtime are obvious opportunities, but some busy families find that a story over breakfast or while lounging in the tub works best for them.

3.     Keep Books Available – Make it easy to read.  Keep a sack of books in the car to divert kids while you’re running errands and on the nightstand to amuse early risers.  Pack a variety of books when traveling.

4.     Be a Reading Role Model – Show your kids that you value reading.  Let them see that you are reading for pleasure, and tell them how much you enjoy reading with them.  Take them along on trips to the library and bookstore.

5.    Make Your Own Books – Preschoolers can dictate their own stories and then add illustrations.  Other ideas?  Make a holiday book that shows your family traditions, a birthday book recording party memories, or a travel diary about the family vacation.

6.    Read Anything and Everything – On the road, encourage your child to read the Stop, Yield, and Walk signs.  In the grocery store, ask the kids to find the juice or cereal they want.  Learning to differentiate among packages and to recognize common road signs is a great beginning step in learning to read.

7.     Play with Letters – Magnetic letters allow children to spell their name on the refrigerator.  Letter blocks combine stacking and spelling for double the fun.

8.     Read it Again and Again – Parents may get tired of reading the same favorite book over and over, but repetition is an important developmental step in learning to read.  As they repeat the familiar refrains with you, children begin to associate the words they say with the words on the page.  Soon they will be recognizing and reading the words on their own.

*The above information is excerpts from a Guide For Grown-Ups by Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Magazine.

Creating a Child’s Very Own Reading Oasis

A Parent’s Guide to Selecting Books for an At-Home Library

One of the most important things you can do for your child is build a love of reading.  By surrounding your child with books, you are planting a love of reading in them and teaching them to return to books for pleasure and knowledge.  We want our kids to grow up with the idea that books are an integral part of their lives.  With millions of books at a parent’s fingertips, how’s a parent to choose the right “investments” for their child’s library?  Below is a list of questions and suggestions to help you choose just the right books for your child.

Choosing Books

*     Look for books based on your child’s interest.  What are your child’s favorite things or activities?  What does he/she talk about?

*     Choose books that relate to what’s happening in your family.  Are you going to the beach this summer?  Visiting the mountains?  Visiting grandma?

*     Use books to learn about and “celebrate” special events.  Is it the first day of school?  Are you having a new baby?  Or celebrating a special holiday- Birthday, Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Day or Fourth of July?

*     Is the book appropriate to your child’s physical development?  Can he/she easily handle it, touch it, and mouth it?  Are the pictures bright and attractive?  Can he/she relate the “stories” to his/her own life?”

*     Look for books that initiate independent reading.  Wordless picture books, where the child can “read” the pictures and follow the story.  Also, simple stories, with engaging characters that they can memorize and then later “read” on their own.

*If your child is reading:  Can they easily read the book by themselves?  Is the book one that a sibling can read to a younger child?  Look for series of books.  Children  love to read about favorite characters in new and exciting situations.

Every child’s development time line is unique.  As children grow, so do their attention spans and their bedtime reading ritual and reading habits need to grow with them.  While you can’t push a child to learn to read, you can help your children love what comes out of books and provide lots of opportunities for them to explore them.

*Taken from an article by the National Center for Family Literacy

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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island…and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” ~~Walt Disney

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found on our new website here.  Schools and libraries can purchase our library and school editions.  Thank you for making a difference.   Tell your friends about these top award winning books and teaching tools.

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“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations–something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”

– Katherine Patterson

Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the internet specials.  JOIN us for  job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found on our new website.  Schools and libraries can purchase our library and school editions.  Thank you for making a difference. Tell your friends about our award winning books and learning tools.

Spreading Joy during the Holidays – The Joy of Reading

Wow!  It is December already.  SHOP  for  your children’s seasonal selections?  Holidays are filled with all the fun things like decorating the tree, crafts, holiday songs, holiday food, and other great holiday stuff.  Making cookies.  Let your children read ingredients from holiday recipes while you bake together.  It’s a great way for them to practice reading.  They also can learn about measurements and temperatures at the same time.   Talk about colors that are seen during the holiday.  Read along words to songs.  One of the best ways to encourage a love of reading is to set aside time to share and read with your children every day.  Read everything they see, the road signs, the toy catalogs, the cook books, magazines, books of their choice and make some of them non-fictions.  Here are some great holiday songs.

“Few children learn to love books by themselves.  Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way.”  – by Orville Prescott, “A Father Reads to His Children”

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the internet specials.  JOIN us for the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational.  Bargain discounts available. All found on our new website.  Schools and libraries can purchase  our grade A Library and school editions.  Thank you for making a difference.

Most Effective Thing We Can Give

“It’s not the toys in the house that make the difference in children’s lives; it’s  the words in their heads. The least expensive thing we can give a child outside of a hug turns out to be the most valuable: words.”  From Chapter One: Why read aloud?  The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

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Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way.”  – by Orville Prescott, A Father Reads to His Children

Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All can be seen on our new website.   Schools and libraries can check http://www.FreeLibraryBooks.info  Thank you for making a difference.

Happy Halloween – Great picks

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Face Painting

Face Painting

Face Painting

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Mystery Mansion

Mystery Mansion

Mystery Mansion  for
ages 5 and up Great for confident easy to read readers   Buy here

Oliver Moon

Oliver Moon

Oliver Moon and the Nipperbat Nightmare 

for age 7 and up

Read it and see for yourself how much fun it is  Buy here

Spooks Surprise

Spooks Surprise

Spooks Surprise

for age 4 and up.  Has picture puzzles throughout. Great for reading to them or for young readers to read on their own.

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Spooky Stencils

Spooky Stencils

Spooky Stencil Cards  

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Sticker Costumes

Sticker Costumes

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Fun for age 4 and up  Buy here

There's No Such Thing as Ghosts

There’s No Such Thing as Ghosts

There’s No Such Thing As Ghosts!

For age 4 – 6 Great fun story.  So cute.
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Reading Tips – Reading to Your Children even when they can Read

Returning to school can be exciting, stressful, or even scary for some children.  Start a new tradition in your family.  Write a letter to your child on their first day of school.  Offer encouragement, share special things about your child that make you proud, and save your letters to re-read at the end of each school year.

Create a reading contest with your family.  Set a goal for your children.  If they read so many books, they get a reward. Be creative! Rewards can be anything your child would get excited about.  Perhaps, it would be the next title in a series they are reading, going out for ice cream, or having a slumber party.

Encourage imagination – play games with your child while waiting in line.  Plan a vacation that they would like to take or a make believe birthday party.  Take turns making up a story.  Ask them what they would like to be when they grow up and why.  Talk about a friend or relative who you have not seen in a while.  Imagine what you would say to them.

After reading a book to your child, encourage thinking by asking them questions.  What words do they not understand?  Have them draw pictures of what happened in the story.  Does this remind them of anything or anyone?  Do they think that this could really happen?  Does this remind them of another story?

If your child is restless, suggest they draw pictures while you are reading.  Use toys, food, or pictures while reading to them.

Let your child think up a different ending.  Reading boosts their vocabulary.  Continue to read aloud to them even after they have learned to read for themselves.  Read from books that are above their reading level.

“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.”  – quote from Lyndon Baines Johnson

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~ quote of Benjamin Franklin.

Reading is the simplest most effective thing that a parent can do to help their child.  And even more important for a special needs child.  Thank you, parents, for making that difference.

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