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The Amazing Story of Dr Suess and Green Eggs and Ham – You Will Like This In A Box, With A Fox!

Theodore Seuss Geisel – Dr. Seuss, single-handedly created the market for children’s books. Before this kid-lit was limited to school book and lifeless text intended merely to teach reading skills (See Spot run. Run, Spot, run!) Dr. Seuss wrote picture books that kids actually wanted to read. Everyone who followed owes him a debt of gratitude.

Bringing Up Girls Review – Reasons to Buy This Wonderful Book

Bestselling author of “Bringing up Boys” is back with another sure winner. This time he is giving advice to parents of young girls. With more than…

An Investment in Children’s Books Is an Investment in Their Future

Reading books can stimulate children of all ages, in highly different ways. Their favourite characters, such as those from movies, are a particular favourite at this age, as they really feel they are engaging with the character’s ‘life’. The article shows why investment in children’s is benefit.

Six Healing Sounds With Lisa and Ted: Qigong for Children by Lisa Spillane

As a martial art instructor, and someone who practices Qigong, I was happy to find “Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted: Qigong for Children” by Lisa Spillane. (Spillane also illustrated the book) I think one of the most beneficial aspects for health is learning to breath. It is an important part of martial art and qigong training. It’s also taught in many other disciplines as well as by doctor and health guru like Andrew Weil and success and motivational guru Tony Robbins. Breathing is the key to life, and learning breathing techniques have many benefits. Therefore, I applaud any resource to assist children with learning to breath.

The Golden Pathway – A Kid’s Story About the Underground Railroad

The Golden Pathway is a beautiful example of what children’s literature can be when presented in an interesting and artistic manner. Illustrations in The Golden Pathway are especially thought provoking and will no doubt encourage visual thinking, conversation and a desire to find out more about this riveting time in history.

What Is A Flipbook And How They Are Used Today?

A flip book is also known as a flick book. It is a book containing pictures that vary minimally from one to another. This is purposely done, so that when the pages are flipped quickly, the successive images merge and create the sensation of a motion picture.

The Lucky Baseball – A Review

The Lucky Baseball brings WWII history to life in an engaging and enlightening middle-grade story. Harry Yakamoto was an average American boy: he had friends, went to school, and loved baseball. Only, he was of Japanese descent during.

Follifoot Farm Decodable Books – Blending Series Book 5 Review

It is now widely accepted that phonic books and worksheets are the most important educational tools when teaching young children how to read. You should only purchase high quality phonic books which have been written to comply with Department of Education guidelines and standards. One such collection if the Follifoot Farm Blends series, aimed at key stage 1 children up to level four phonics.

Follifoot Farm Decodable Books – Blending Series Book 4 Review

Decodable phonic books are the main teaching resource used in schools throughout the UK when teaching children how to read. High quality phonic books should be written in line with UK Department of Education guidelines and should be published ideally with accompanying worksheets, CDs and other materials. Marlene Greenwood is the respected author and illustrator of the Jelly and Bean Series of phonic books. Hew new collections fall under her new brand “Follifoot Farm”, where the Jelly and Bean characters feature with new friends in new surroundings.

My Favorite Alice in Wonderland Quote

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are full of quotable lines, but my favorite quote is this one from Humpty Dumpty: ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’ On its face, this sounds like the purest nonsense, but it’s actually a deeply philosophical statement.

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements (A Book Review)

Every spring at Hardy Elementary School, the fifth graders, for the last big event before they go to middle school, spend one week in the woods. This is the sixteenth year of the program, and Mr. Maxwell, the science teacher, directs it. But a new kid in town, with super-rich parents, looks like he’s going to be trouble. They have to deal with each other in A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements.

The Lama, The Snow Leopard and the Thunder Dragon – By John Shulman

Review of the John Shulman’s children’s fantasy novel: The Lama, The Snow Leopard and the Thunder Dragon published by Hachette India. Released recently in India the book is stirring up children’s interest. It is about how, in the name of Progress and Development the flora and fauna of Himalayas are being destroyed.

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