Saturday, December 1, 2012

Easy Gift Giving Statagey

Don't forget to utilize the Wish List for easy buying strategy.
Fill out the form on bottom of page to set up. Pick the books you want.
Tell friends or family to shop on your wish list at Usborne Alive

Books delivered to the recipients door.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Keep them readin'

Summer reading loss is cumulative, these children do not typically catch up in the fall. Their peers are progressing with their skills while they are making up for the summer learning loss. By the end of 6th grade, children who lose reading skills during the summer are on average 2 years behind their peers.

Here is a great list to interest your middle school readers.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Stop Summer Brain Drain!

It is estimated that students can lose up to 30% of their skills and knowledge during the summer! Smarty Pants Camps will help keep children reading, writing and problem solving during the summer to help prevent this Summer Brain Drain

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Free notebooking sheets with purchase

This summer I'm making notebooking sheets to go along with this book. Once I'm finished making them I will offer them free to all who purchase this title from me, in hardback or paperback.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

National Puzzle Day, January 29

Usborne Puzzle Books help reading comprehension & visual discrimination which in turn helps with reading, spelling, and writing.

Jigsaw Puzzle Books also stimulates small motor skills and spatial awareness.
"Studies have suggested a link between a well-developed sense of spatial awareness and artistic creativity, as well as success in math. It can also be important in the development of abstract thought. The ability to organize and classify abstract mental concepts is related to the ability to organize and classify objects in space. Visual thinkers, in particular, will tend to use their visual imagination to organize abstract thought."

And they are just plain FUN!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Friday, December 16, 2011

Literacy Tip


child hears, the better their vocabulary will become: Here

are some easy read aloud tips: 1. Read your favorite

childhood stories to your kids 2. Share books that they may

not naturally pick or be exposed to 3. Connect the stories

you read to their everyday lives…and have fun!