As a dad of a 3-year-old whirlwind, I find myself already asking the question facing most parents: how can I make my child read more and spend less time in front of a screen? As an author of children books and teen-friendly fantasy books, I also ask myself this question’s flipside: how can-I make my … Continue reading Reading Tricks for Kids of Any Age
I’ve always been an advocate of getting children reading from a young age. My earliest memories are of bedtime stories; first as an only child snuggled up with Mum, then later as big sister hanging over the top bunk to see the pictures. It was a magical time; those last special moments before I dozed … Continue reading Reading, Recounting and Wow Words How to help improve your child’s reading and writing
It seems as often as you walk into the pediatrician’s office they inform you of the benefits of reading to your child every day. Those benefits are often quickly passed over; as if you, as a parent, should just accept the idea and move on–like signing the flu shot waver. The benefits of reading, however, … Continue reading What You Don’t Know About Reading
Curiosity is in the nature of children and so as soon they gain control over their limbs they are ready to explore the world. When the kids observe and imitate the world it helps in the development of their abilities and the connections in their brain gets stronger. This is the reason that we should … Continue reading Why Art Is Important For Children’s Development
Fantasy worlds can be magical, terrifying, and brutal all at once. The Unborn Hero of Dragon Village by Ronesa Aveela tells the tale of a 12-year-old boy named Theo who journeys to a mystical land called Zmeykovo (Dragon Village) to rescue his sister. The map below shows all the places he visits as he tries … Continue reading What’s Your Fantasy World?
Wouldn’t it be nice if your children grew up in a world where one group of people didn’t hate another? Where we didn’t think of those who are different from us as all being “terrorists” or any of the many other derogatory names people call each other? This goal of accepting cultural diversity is probably … Continue reading Cultural Diversity