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Schools out, now what?
“I read it, but I still don’t get it.”
“This assignment was too hard to understand.”
“I don’t know what I’m supposed to look for?”
First Aid for Readers is a series of reading strategies that can help with better understanding and comprehending.
So, What makes this book different?
First Aid for Readers is a self-help guide for those who are having difficulty when they read. It can be followed at home without teacher intervention. It is a first aid kit for readers presented in an easy to follow format.
And… it’s a cheap investment. Check out ebook for $2.99 @amazon.
(Also @nook, @kobo, @applebooks @googleplay)
When life imitates art…
When life imitates art, it’s an eerie similarity… Given the present crisis, my book A Curious Host is echoing the moment…
A well-balanced meal can lead to good (reading) habits
Children need a variety of foods to be strong and healthy; but they also require a varied reading diet to stimulate lifelong reading. As such, why not combine the two by having them design their own reading menus with at least one serving of:
* Fruits & Vegetables – Poetry
* Soup – Current Events
* Fish – Science/Nature
* Meat – Biography/History
* Dessert – Fiction
* Milk – Sports/Hobbies
* After-dinner mint – Comics
Not all readers are created equal but like the saying by Maimonides in the 12th century said: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. By offering a banquet of reading they should find something delectable!
So, if you want to help someone make sense of the world, give the gift of reading. It’s delicious!
New Year, new decade, new book!
Here’s to Peace, health, and happiness. Cheers to all my WordPress friends!
Be Sun Wise When Shopping for Back-to-School
You’ve made a list of the things your child will need for school from pencils and backpacks to sneakers and socks, and even their favorite snack to pack in their lunch. But wait, you may have forgotten the one item that could be a lifesaver. Yes, that’s right, I said life-saver…did you remember to buy the sunscreen?
Ongoing research about ultraviolet (UV) radiation and its effects on the skin show how sunscreens may play an increasingly important role in defending the skin.
Students in K-8 usually have recess or PE outdoors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; one of the most intense and hottest times of the day. According to the American Cancer Society, one blistering sunburn in a child’s life could double a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.
However, sunscreen is only one item in the list of sun-safe precautions. Unfortunately, teaching sun-safe behavior is not universally recognized in every school. But parents and caregivers can take the lead.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends following these tips:
• Dress children in sun-protective clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
• Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to exposed skin every morning. (check with your pediatrician or family health care provider for suggestions about sunscreen)
• If permitted by your school, teach children to reapply sunscreen when going outdoors for recess.
• Teach kids to look for shaded areas in which to play.
• Protect yourself and lead by example.
For more resources and information, check out http://www.sunsafely.org. Educating children and teens is our first defense in helping prevent skin cancer later in life! Remember, sun protection should be on the top of your school list!
Sun Safely Alphabet Book available at Amazon children’s books.
It’s a lonely world up on the dog house and when an article about one’s book gets out in the webisphere (I think I just made that word up?!), it’s a wonderful feeling. As such, today’s post will direct you to such an article which I am so pleased to share.
So without ado just click at will and hope you find it to your liking! Thank you booksbywomen.org!
(Snoopy image From Charles Shultz library of cartoons)
Follow the dog…