• Perfect Picture Books for July 1

    Perfect Picture Books for July

    The summer is finally here and July has just started. I have compiled a list of picture books that are perfect to read in the summer, especially in July. I will put the entire list at the bottom of this post for quick reference. July picture books… [popup_anything id=”1989″]by Janet Stevens is another family favorite. Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales,  [popup_anything id=”1989″]celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. [popup_anything id=”1985″]by Jez Alborough will get your children’s attention! While Farmer Dougal…

  • Reading is Essential

    20 Solid Reasons Reading is Essential

    Reading Is Very Important, Especially for Children You have probably heard before that reading is important. You may have even heard that it can benefit you. It is not a new idea. I am going to share with you 20 solid reasons why reading is essential. What makes reading good for you. It’s good and well to say it just is, but I am going to show you reasons that prove reading is essential for everyone. The benefits are just too good to miss out on. 1. Reading builds vocabulary It is true. Reading can greatly expand your vocabulary, because you are constantly exposed to new…

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels 40

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels

    Easy Chapter Books and Novels Welcome to part three of the Summer Reading Recommendations post. In this post I will recommend easy to read chapter books and novels. These are books that harder than you average readers, but not quite as hard to read as Inkheart or The Hobbit.  At the end of this post you will find a printable list containing all of the titles I am going to mention. If you have any book suggestions please feel free to mention them in the comment section below! Henry Huggins Series The first books I am going to recommend are the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary. …

  • Why Dads Should Read to The Kids at Bedtime 60

    Why Dads Should Read to The Kids at Bedtime

    There are many reasons to be found, why dads should read to their kids. A Study was conducted by Harvard University a number of years ago, looking into the benefits of Dads reading bedtime stories to their children. The results were surprising. They found that children were more likely to listen to their Dad reading, than their mom. They also found that the children remembered the story better when dad read it. Studies also showed that dads tended to ask less factual questions about the books than mom, and dads where more likely to spark imaginative conversations Another thing they found was that moms tended…

  • Why Reading is So Important for Kids 61

    Why Reading is So Important for Kids

    I’m sure if you are a parent then you probably heard from somewhere that it is important for your children to read. I myself am quite intrigued by the the subject, so I went and did some research and now I will present you with 10 reasons why reading is so important for your children. – 1. Expands Vocabulary Reading can greatly improve a child’s vocabulary. When they are reading they will come across words that are new to them. They might ask you what they mean, or look them up in a dictionary. Pretty soon you will hear your kids using words that you…