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Happy New Year!  Before every new year, it is good to look back into history and check out what has happened in the past.  Lots of wonderful tips.

Raising a Reader – for tips for a fast start  and more Raising a Reader tips

Book Reviews

Awards – Reviews 

Some Great Literacy Websites

Why Should You Help to Develop Their Love of Reading? 

Being Thankful – a great story

Conspiracy 365 reviews

Words for Holiday Songs

Math is lots of fun

Reading and Math

Book Reviews – What are Moms Saying About these

What do Teachers Make?

Award Winning Kane Miller

Making Greeting Cards

Student Reviews of Conspiracy 365

Crafts and Cards for Father’s Day

Great Educational Websites

Books that Overcome Fear

CBS Early Show Segment on Small Businesses

Ways to Help Children with Autism

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Most Effective Thing We Can Give

Spreading Joy During the Holidays

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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.”

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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  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.  All found on our new website.  Schools and libraries can purchase our library and school editions.  Call to set up an account to order or schedule a book fair or fundraiser.  Thank you for making a difference. Tell your friends about our award winning books and learning tools.

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“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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Seasons List price $15.99  Sale price $9.99

The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley  List price $15.99  Sale price $9.99

Singing to the Sun   List price $16.95  Sale price $11.99

Sosu’s Call   List price $15.95     Sales price $11.99

Super Duck  List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

There’s No Such Thing as Ghosts!   List price $13.95  Sale price $10.99

Who Came Down That Road?   List price $7.99    Sale price $6.99

Wild Stories   List price $16.99   Sale price $11.99

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Ziba Came on a Boat   List price $15.99  Sale price $11.99

The Zoo  by Suzy Lee     List price $15.99  Sale price $9.99

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Contemplating Your BellyButton  List price $11.95   Sale price $9.99

Best Family in the World   List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

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Hannah’s Winter  List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

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Learning to Fly  List price $8.95   Sale price $5.99

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My Japan   List price $14.99  Sale price $10.99

No! That’s Wrong!   List price $15.95   Sale price $10.99

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Books that Overcome Fear

Hannah Duck by Anji Yamamura

“Every Sunday, Hannah Duck leaves her house and goes for a walk in the park, reporting back to her parakeet and turtle friend whom she left behind. One day she confesses that she finds her Sunday walk very scary, so the parakeet joins her and something scary turns into a very grand time indeed. A cute, short story about the strength and courage we can find with simply bringing a friend along to help us not be so afraid. A perfect little lesson for elementary school. ...” from KissTheBook.

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Kevin Takes a Trip by Liesbet Slegers

“… The paper-over-board books star a forthright fellow depicted in thick black line and pleasingly smudgy brushstrokes of rainbow colors. “”I’m Kevin. I’m on my way. I have my suitcase and my grandma,”” he announces as he boards an airplane in Kevin Takes a Trip. When he gets scared, his grandmother comforts him. …. “ From Publishers Weekly

“Kevin is taking a trip with his grandma, but it is no ordinary trip. Kevin has to take a plane to his destination and though a plane may seem scary, he quickly realizes it is fun too. Kevin finds his way through the lines and into his very own seat where he looks forward to his flight.

Grab this book if your toddler is about to take his first airplane ride. A little boy named Kevin takes his first airplane ride with his grandmother and finds out just how fun flying can be. Step-by-step Kevin briefly explains that he has to wait in line and sit on the plane. As the plane goes up Kevin gets a funny feeling in his stomach, but eventually it goes away and he even gets a snack from the nice airplane lady. Take a quick trip with Kevin as this basic narrative is given to help calm the apprehension that may arise before taking a flight on the plane. In fact, bringing the book on the plane is a great idea as well. The pictures are simple but colourful and it makes for a quick, but effective story about taking a ride on an airplane.” From Kaboose

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Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep by Gabriela Keselman

Earned the Children’s Book Sense Pick

Earned the Hospital Saint Joan de Deu Prize Winner

Earned the Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Earned the USBBY Outstanding International Booklist

Marc can’t sleep. He’s scared, and he worries about big things and small things. Each time he tells his mother a worry, she comes up with imaginative, playful ways to try to soothe him and get him to sleep. But even after she’s found a solution for each of his worries, he’s still scared. Exasperated, his mother comes in, takes away all the things she gave him as solutions, and sits with him, touching his hair, and encourages him to tell her all his fears–but by then, Marc is tired enough that he falls asleep. Imagination can help–but sometimes we just need physical comfort and having someone sit with us and listen, to go to sleep. This is a sweet, imaginative bedtime story.

Keselman makes it easy to identify with Marc–we hear immediately that he’s scared. Anyone who worries a lot, or who has a strong imagination, will understand Marc’s worrying and fear all the more. Some of Marc’s worries are universal–afraid of falling out of bed–and some are much more specific and imaginative–such as being afraid a giant mosquito will fly in and bite him. This movement between common fears and outrageous, imaginative ones helps bring variation, makes the fears entertaining, and may help some readers know that they are not alone in their worries and fears.

Marc’s mother shows great ingenuity and imagination in her solutions for Marc’s fears, and this brings a lightness and comforting feeling to the book. It may also encourage readers to come up with their own imaginative solutions. But the thing that soothed Marc the most was his mother sitting down next to him, touching his hair, and encouraging him to tell her everything. This rings true; talking out fears, having someone listen to you, and getting safe physical comfort can help allay fears. Marc’s mother also uses various endearments throughout the book (little one, honey, my love, darling) which all add to the sense of comfort.

The imaginative solutions have a playfulness to them, and a magical thinking that will appeal to young readers, especially, and the young at heart–a buzz-repellent teddy bear when he’s afraid a giant mosquito will bite him; a parachute when he’s afraid of falling out of bed; and a pair of glasses with glow-in-the-dark lenses when he’s afraid the moon will go out. The solutions are gentle, perfect for nighttime and for encouraging dreaming and flights of imagination.

Keselman creates a nice echo with the opening and closing paragraphs which brings us full circle, the words slightly changed to reflect the change in the story, from Marc not being able to sleep, to Marc not being able to stay awake. Keselman also uses repetition before each solution “Don’t worry, honey/love/darling, I’ll fix that, you’ll soon fall asleep” with slight variations in the endearments and way of saying he’ll fall asleep. This repetition is pleasing, comes to be expected in the text, and yet is not tedious or boring, because of the slight variations. The text flows well and smoothly.

Villamuza’s illustrations use the same tone that Keselman does in the text, bringing a feeling of comfort and sweetness, as well as a playfulness and gentle humor (such as a strainer being used for a helmet). Soft earthy tones are used and echoed throughout the illustrations, such as the clay-orange colander that Marc wears on his head, which is also found in his mother’s sweater.

Villamuza’s illustrations have long, lovely curves, found especially in Marc’s mom and the furniture, and there are no extraneous details in the illustrations. Marc is almost always the center of attention through close-ups that feature him. Large eyes, a sweet button nose, generous lips, and beautiful curvy hair make Marc look sweet, as does his pajamas and body language. Charcoal shading over top color brings a sense of light and shadow, and also movement.

Villamuza adds to the story by visually suggesting the great inventiveness and resourcefulness of Marc’s mother in using things around the house in an imaginative way to help him feel safer, such as a metal cooking spoon for a sword. A lot of white space is used in a number of the illustrations, bringing a feeling of lightness, with illustrations using full color mixed in, bringing visual variation. Villamuza has a great sense of design, using wallpaper that rises halfway up the wall to make Marc even more of a visual focus point.
This is a gentle, imaginative, and ultimately soothing book, both in the illustrations and text. Recommended!” From Cheryl Rainfield

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Sebastian’s Roller Skates by Joan de Déu Prats

Earned the Children’s Book Sense Pick

Earned the Hospital Saint Joan de Deu Prize Winner

Earned the Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Earned the USBBY Outstanding International Booklist

“In this story about the power of self-confidence, Sebastian is a reserved boy to the point of stifling shyness. He lives with his thoughts, unable to express himself to others, though full of fascinating ideas. When an abandoned pair of roller skates piques his interest, he tires to learn to skate with a quiet determination. An impromptu rescue of a runaway dog proves the impetus he needs to use his new skills on skates – instilling him with confidence and unleashing his self-restraint. Sebastian’s triumph provides inspiration for timid readers to seek out their own strengths.” from Kirkus Reviews

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Sosu’s Call by Meshack Asare

“Sosu is a young boy who has not seen the world outside the fence of his family’s small hut for many years.  “Most of the things Sosu knows about the village are from the days when he was small enough to be carried on his mother’s back… when everyone wished for him to stand up on his legs and walk.  But that did not happen.”  Though his father taught him how to mend fishing nets, and his brother and sister have taught him how to read and write, the villagers believe Sosu is bad luck and should not leave his family’s home.  Housebound with only the family dog, Fusa, to keep him company, Sosu spends his days doing what he can and envying everyone, even Fusa, who is free to come and go.  “What use is a boy without a pair of good, strong legs?” he thinks to himself.

Then one day, everything changes.  The narrow strip of land between the sea and the lagoon where Sosu’s village sits is threatened by rising waters while most of the villagers are away.  The only other people in the village are too old or too young or too weak to do anything.  They could all be trapped and drowned!  Sosu has to use his wits and all his physical capabilities to save the village and earn the respect of his neighbors. He proves to everyone that a boy without good, strong legs can be not only useful but a lucky person to have in a village!

First published in Ghana in 1997, this inspiring and at times heart-rending story is a worthy recipient of the numerous awards it has received, the most prestigious being First Prize in the UNESCO Children’s & Youth’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance Award in 1999.  It is listed as one of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century and an IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities.  It has also been featured on Reading Rainbow and is the recipient of an ASA Children’s Africana Book Award.

The illustrious Ghanaian Meshack Asare, who has been winning international awards for his picture books since before many of today’s parents were born, combines his talents and education in art, educational psychology, and social anthropology to give readers a well-conceived story that will touch the hearts of people from many backgrounds.  This beautifully illustrated book featuring a protagonist who refuses to be defined by his disability reminds us of the value in every person and all that can be lost if we fail to recognize it.” from Paper Tigers

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The Scaredy Cat by Russell Punter

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Hot Hot July

My goodness!  Where has this month gone? and so quickly?  It’s summer and full of fun times, lots of lemonade, lots of barbeques, lots of water fun since it is such a hot month.  This is the best part of what I do.  Lots of flexibility so that I can spend more time with family and loved ones.  Lots of water, sand, sun, library activities, crafts, movies, and lots of reading time.  We don’t want them to get into the summer slide where they are not using all the skills that they learned during the school year.

For the month of August, it is double free books month.  So, sign up to host a group sale to earn free books for your family or for your community to help collect books for those who are less fortunate and do not have enough books to read or activities to keep their mind growing.  It is very easy as seen on www.suesbooks.info .  If you have any questions, I would love to help you.  I love them and want to share them with everyone.  There are so many internet specials and ways to get them.  Check it out today.

JOIN us and check the current business opportunity. Great opportunity! Also, there is a $25 business supplies only package which is available, just check with me.  And you can get double free books!  I will also give you an extra $50 in free books if you sign up for an e-show starting August 1st.  This is good until the end of August.  So, do your holiday shopping early.  It’s better if it is educational!

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Making Greeting Cards

We love making greeting cards and other paper structures.  There are so many interesting cards that you can create and make with the children. It is economical and fun. Here are some of what I found:   Click on them to see the video.

How to Make Pop-Up Cards

Making 3D Greeting Card

Making Character Pop Up Card

Making Pop Up Cards

Making Geometric Pop Up Card

Making Kirigami Dancing Crane Card

Making Amazing Paper Sculptures

Making Custom Cards Using Word 2003

How to Design a Greeting Card on Computer

It means a lot more when it comes from the heart and is made with love.

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What do Teachers Make?

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life, what people do, what they make and why they do what they do.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?

To stress his point he said to another guest, “You’re a teacher, Susan.  Be honest. What do you make?”

Susan, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began…)

“Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.  I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t make them sit for 5 minutes without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table).

I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write… Keyboarding isn’t everything.

I make them read, read, and read and then read some more.

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultual identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in the United States of America.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.

Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn’t everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant.

You want to know what I make?  I MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  What do you make Mr. CEO?

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

A profound answer!!

Make a Difference!

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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. All found here at our store. Schools and libraries can call to set up an account and order.

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Book Reviews – What are moms saying about these books?

  Hannah’s Winter – Kane Miller (My Japan)

This is an appropriate book for an average middle school level child in terms of content and vocabulary.  I do warn those thinking of purchasing this book that it requires some background knowledge in order to be able to follow along.  If they are not familiar with Japanese (or Australian for that matter) culture, then I suggest they pair this purchase with My Japan.  I would NOT allow this book to be read silently by a reluctant reader BUT this would be a fabulous read-a-loud for a classroom of such students, as most of my classes were.  As a teacher, I could be certain that the background knowledge that was needed to understand, and enjoy, a book like this would be taught before or along side the text.  The characters are very likable and the ghost story aspect is engaging.  My Japan, as an accompaniment, shows pictures of concepts that might be difficult to visualize (bathrooms, classrooms, etc.).

 

 

  True Adventure Collection –

This is a fantastic book as a read-a-loud or silent reading for children of a variety of reading levels at the middle school age.  The stories are intriguing, real-life, and can be researched by those students who want more knowledge about the topic.  I believe that the lack of difficulty, I do not mean that in a bad way, and the shortness of the stories entices students who might not normally pick up a book.  I would be certain to have multiple copies of this in a classroom.

Jessica

 

 

  Why by Lila Prap (Kane/Miller)

This book from Slovenia is geared for ages four through eight.  It is a fun book to help children answer some of their questions about why certain animals do certain things.  What I like about this book is that it not only gives the real answer, it gives many fun, silly, possible answers.  The illustrations make the children want to continue to read the book.  I am glad to have this in my collection! – Angie’

 

 

   Andie’s Moon by Linda Newberry (Usborne, part of the Historical House collection)

While the Kane/Miller series Conspiracy 365 is enjoyed by both boys and girls, its protagonist is a boy.  I suggested we begin collecting the Historical House series so we would have a series especially for pre-teen girls.  Since I am enchanted by space, and especially the Apollo Lunar Missions, I selected Andie’s Moon. For those who may not be familiar with the Historical House collection, each book is a story which centers around a girl who lives at No. 6 Chelsea Walk in Chelsea, England.  Each book takes place in a different period in history, from 1764 (Mary Ann & Miss Mozart) to 1969 (Andie’s Moon).

Andrea is a young girl who loves to paint.  She especially enjoys painting imaginative scenes, like moonscapes.  At the start of the book, no one has ever been to the moon, and Andrea (Andie) is free to paint whatever she imagines the moon to look like.  But the Americans are planning to send men to the moon!  Suddenly, people will know what the moon looks like, and Andie fears her paintings will seem silly.  She also fears that she is not talented enough to become a professional artist, and although an artist is currently renting rooms at No. 6 Chelsea Walk, Andie is reluctant to show him her work.  Andie’s older sister Prudence (Prue, or as Andie calls her Prune) loves fashion, and wants to be a model, although Andie has noticed Prune is neither as pretty nor as skinny as Twiggy.

The Apollo 11 mission is not the only historic event which serves as a background for Andie’s Moon.  The Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park is also in evidence, as is a genuine sense of 1969 in general.

Of course, the American astronauts do land on the moon, and England, like most of the world, watched the event on television.  Of course, in England it was after 3 a.m. when Neil Armstrong uttered his famous words, the first ever spoken from the surface of the moon itself.

Ultimately, both Andie and Prune are inspired by the Apollo mission:  sending men to the moon and bringing them back to Earth had seemed impossible just a few years earlier!  And the sisters discover (each in her own way) that they can pursue their dreams — they, too, can do the impossible! I would highly recommend Andie’s Moon to the parent of any pre-teen girl who feels her talents are not “good enough.”  (And, if we’re being honest, what pre-teen doesn’t feel inadaquate?)  Quoting from the last page:

“But lots of things seemed impossible, and not all of them were.  Humans had been to the moon, had left footprints, and come back again.  There were two people alive who had stood on another world.

If that was possible, who could say what wasn’t?”

-Bruce

 

 

  This is The Tree  By Miriam Moss and Adrianne Kennaway

A wonderfully, descriptive story of the Baobob tree and the African plain on which it can be found.  The book paints a clear, engaging and inviting picture of the tree and the animals as well as people who are drawn to it.  The story as well as the illustrations are so vivid that they transport you to the African Plains and allow you to feel as if you are there.  The book informs you of the uniqueness of the Baobob tree and enables you to see how integral this tree is to life on the African plain.

Alicia

 

 

  The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness 

This is an excellent book for children of many ages.  Read aloud ages 3-7.  Read on your own ages 8-10.

This book is a charming and heart warming story of a young boy who goes to visit the animal pound looking for a new pet.  As he looks at each animal in their cage, they are jumping and wagging tails- surely this would be the type of pet this boy would chose.  As he gets nearer to the back, he spots this scraggly, little dog with only 3 legs.  He inquires about this dog and is told the closer they get to back door, the closer to heaven they are……the young man looks intently at the dog as he wags his forlorn tail and the boy runs home to his grandma to tell him of the perfect pet he found.  The grandma agrees to take the dog in and the story shows all of the fun and laughter they all have.  The boy even “builds” the dog a wooden leg and the adventures are endless!  This story is about love and looking beyond what we first see in something.  A must have for any child who loves animals!

Christina

 

 

    Are We There Yet?

This is one of my favorites from the Kane Miller line. Written from a pre-teen girl’s viewpoint, it reads like a diary of her family’s trip the whole way around Australia. With the continent’s various rock formations (like the Twelve Apostles), and other landmarks, included in the story, it’s an easy geography lesson! At the bottom of every other page little brother, Billy, asks the familiar question, “Are we there Yet?”

 

 

  The Usborne Little Book of Flowers

This adorable purple volume is packed with information for flower lovers. It’s small size is misleading…there are stories about flowers, what different flowers communicate when you give them, and so many different crafts and activities! Just a few are: “Growing a Miniature Garden”, “Pressing Flowers & How to Use Them”, and “Making Paper Roses”.

Darlene

 

 

   “Wind-Up Plane Book”

Abram turned 4 on Sunday and was thrilled to get this book, Wind-up Plane Book, as one of his gifts.  He actually received 4 books (2 Usborne, 2 non-Usborne) and he didn’t even look at the non-Usborne books, but the plane book had him squealing with delight.

This book has a double page spread of information and adorable illustrations and then a double page spread with a track for the airplane to travel on. it alternates in this format and there are three tracks in this book. Two are the runways and one is a world map which has the time and distance from different international airports..

One other note about this book, the Tractor book had pop-up people that you could use to decorate the scene, but my kids just lost those people. The airport book does not have those pop-ups and so I think that makes this book even better than tractors.

Emily

 

 

   The Complete Book of First Experiences

A book about the first experiences of young children. It covers subjects like moving, going to the doctor, going to the dentist etc… It has brightly colored illustrations with a duck hidden on each picture. I feel like the book helps to prepare children for new experiences, and I highly recommend it.

Cheryl  

 

 

   “Fix-It Duck”  by Jez Alborough

Want a book with humor, rhyming words, and colorful pictures for children? This has those and more. This sturdy board book is great for a child aged 1and a half to 6 years old. Older children will enjoy reading it to their younger siblings.  For very young children, talking about what they see in the pictures is a good start to telling the story.  Ask them questions about what they see, what is the duck doing, what is going to happen next.  Talking about the title page is very important.  It starts out with Fix-It duck running water for his bath. He decides to go have some tea. Then he hears the drip that drops into his tea and thinks that he has a leak in his roof. So, Fix-It Duck has to go borrow a ladder from Sheep. While at Sheeps, he decides to fix Sheeps window.  That is the start of his great adventure. It is a must read.  It is simply hilarious. The pictures tell the story.  Children love to see the chain of events and hear the rhyming easy sounds.  If they are starting to read, they love being able to add the “Fix-It Duck” part.  This is a book that they will ask to read over and over again.

 

 

  “Entertaining and Educating  Babies and Toddlers”, a Parent’s Guide by Carolina Young.

Looking for a great baby shower gift or gift for a new mom? Look no further.  This is a book that will calm a new parent who does not know what to expect.  It discusses the different stages of a baby’s life from the first 3 months up to the age of 2 and a half.  This book goes into what they are able do at each interval, gives suggestions for toys, books and activities that will be great to do at each stage.  There are over 100 easy fun activities, games, and things to do with them and at what stage to do them.  This includes rhymes, songs, and other educational fun things.  Packed with great tips.  You will look forward to being able to do these with your child.  Enjoy!

Sue

 

 

   “Will You Carry Me?” 

I love this book because my little ones are always asking me to carry them.  In this book, Thomas has been playing at the park and when it is time to go home, he is too tired to walk so he asks his mom to carry him.  Rather than just telling him no and making him walk or picking him up, she says “well, if you’re too tire to walk, maybe we should try…” and she comes up with all these different ways of traveling such as jumping, swimming and flying and before Thomas knows it, they are back home and he got there on his own two feet.  The illustrations are very cute in this book and the kids just love it.

Lisa

 

 

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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.  All found here at our store. Schools and libraries can check call to set up an account and order.

Why Should You Help to Develop Their Love of Reading? CD books can help

Why Should you help to develop their love of reading?

  1. It helps them to be able to solve math problems.

  2. It helps them to answer social studies questions.

  3. It helps them to read, understand and learn about science and perform experiments and log down the results.

  4. It helps them to understand what is in their textbooks.

  5. It helps them to learn and understand different languages, grammar, learn about the world and everything around them.

  6. It helps them later on to be able to read newspapers, magazines and other documents such as legal documents, work documents…

  7. And of course, it helps them to develop their listening skills, reasoning and language skills and to build their vocabulary.

Facts:

Children who are read to the most or read the most are the best readers, whether they are poor or rich, live in the city or in the country.

Make it fun. They do things over and over again if they like it.  Start when they are infants.   Read to them every day for about 15 to 20 minutes, cuddle with them, calm them to create that love of reading.  The more words they hear and say, the more they will be able to read and write.

Even if the child goes to school, it is important for the parents to read to their child at home. These books help to develop their vocabulary, their listening skills, their eye hand co-ordination and their love of reading.  The more they read, the more they will want to know.  You are the most important person in the education of your child.  He spends more time at home than anywhere else.  So, doesn’t it make sense that it takes teamwork from both parents and teachers ?

Children who are surrounded by lots of reading material have the highest reading score.  When your child is watching tv, turn on the closed-captioning.  They will learn and understand the connection and absorb the sight of the words and their sounds.

Use CDs or audio books if you don’t have the time to read to them.  It’s great to have them in the car. They are great for those where English is a second language or where the parents have a reading disability.

Here are some selections of audio books:

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“Baby’s First Christmas” – for 6 months and up – a sturdy board book with enchanting pictures and Christmas musical CD for their first Christmas.


“Sing-Along Nursery Rhymes” with CD

“Book of Bible Stories” for age 2 and up –  Hardcover book with a selection of Bible stories – easy to read, with CD, delightful sound effects, for beginning readers to gain confidence to read by themselves.

 

“Complete Book of Farmyard Tales” C/V and CD – for age 2 and up. –  Collection of several stories all in one book with CD.

“Gulliver’s Travels with CD” for age 5 and up. Click on the picture to listen.

“Hop Skip and Jump with CD for age 2 and up.

Little Ballerina Dancing Book with CD  for age 3 and up

  Little Book of Train Stories with CD for age 4 and up

  Lullabies with CD for infants and up. Click on the picture to listen.

“Magical Animals” with CD for age 5 and up.  Click on the picture to listen.

“Pinocchio CD Pack”  for age 5 and up – Easy reading text, with exciting story, lively music, dramatic sound effects and superbly characterized reading. Click on the picture to listen.

 

“The Princess and the Pea CD Pack” for age 5 and up – exciting  stories, easy reading, lively music, dramatic sound effects and superbly characterized reading.

 

“Robots CD Pack”  – for age 5 and up – Exciting stories with easy reading, lively music, dramatic sound effects and superbly characterized reading. Click on the picture to listen.

 

  Sing Along Christmas Carols with CD for infants and up

Ted and Friends with CD for age 4 and up

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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.  All found here at our new website . Schools and libraries can check Call to set up an account and order

 

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