Archive for March, 2010
In a world that is slowly but surely turning away from books and getting glued to monitors or television screens, the importance of developing a passion for reading cannot be overlooked. Reading is a habit and should be established when the child is relatively young. What can you do to foster this habit?
Enroll your child for reading classes: There are many well structured after school reading classes that aim to draw the children to books. They help kids with diction, idioms and phrases. For young children, these classes can be fun with animated characters and pictures. Illustrated picture books, rhymes, More >
The Internet is a huge and wonderful place that is full of information of all kinds. Children’s ebooks are booming and becoming more and more popular as portable technology gets better.
It’s now possible to get a portable ebook reader that can hold over 100 novels and some game devices like the PSP enable you to read ebooks on them.
Where do you find these ebooks though? Well, they are becoming so popular that most online bookstores have an ebook section.
Amazon, Ebay, and many more are great places to check. Barnes and Noble used to have a great ebook selection but closed More >
When children are literally up to their gills with the learning and sport activities in school, it may seem superfluous to enroll them for after school activities. In spite of this, after school programs are sprouting up in large numbers and most of these are booked full. This shows that there is a real need for after school activities.
The unavailability of parental supervision is the leading cause for the surge in after school programs. It is seen that many children spend about 20-25 hours a week unsupervised and alone at home. And as the saying goes, “An idle mind is More >
What really makes children’s ebooks great is the amount of special features many of them come with. Of course not all of them do, but by searching around you will find some that have sound effects, music, pictures, even video to go along with the text.
Some children’s ebooks even double as audiobooks and you can follow along as it is read to you.
Sound effects might sound odd for books but there is no better place to have them. If lighting crashes in a certain part of the book, it can have a small sound icon for your child to click More >
When there are so many activities on offer, and each one looks as good as the next, how do you gauge the worth and effectiveness of these activities? Sure, you want an activity that junior enjoys. But, we really cannot afford to waste time on pleasure for pleasure’s sake, do we? There needs to be a grain of gold somewhere in there. Given below is a list of characteristics that any good after school activity must possess.
Clarity in objectives and goals is the first important thing. What does the course offer? How does it propose to achieve the results? How More >
Children’s ebooks can be a lot of fun for the entire family. Many of today’s most popular authors offer their books to be purchased and downloaded as an ebook.
These ebooks often come with special features and built in links to related material that may be of interest to the reader as well.
If you are reading an ebook about dragons, there might be links within the text that will take you to a website all about dragons. There is much more to children’s ebooks than just this however.
Children’s ebooks offer your child a different experience than with your typical paper books. More >
A recent report by several independent researchers concludes that participating in the arts nurtures the development of social, personal and cognitive skills. Programs based on Arts can improve academic achievement and decrease the tendency towards delinquency. It helps youth form positive attitudes about themselves and build self-esteem.
Arts programs involve communication, interpretation and understanding of complex symbols, much like mathematics and languages. Thus it fosters higher-order analytical skills and skills of evaluation and synthesis. Many of the programs make the child regularly use multiple skills thus making him dynamic and versatile.
Development of imagination, judgment and philosophy are fringe benefits of an More >
There are many different types of ebooks available for children. There are educational books, novels, classic literature, and much more. The most popular ebooks for children are your basic short stories.
These make up a majority of what children like to read since they often can’t sit still long enough for something longer. The best type of ebook for your child really depends on their needs and interests.
Educational ebooks for children are very popular. Since the .PDF format is used quite a bit for ebooks, they allow the use of pictures and hyperlinks. This way if your child is learning about More >
So, your child is beginning to get restless and make you restless. He has got more time than is good for him, and you are now considering after school programs – anything that will keep him busy for a few life-saving hours! Most after school activities can be broadly classified into three – recreational, educational and society-oriented. The last bit usually comes in when your child is already a bit grown up and can voice his own interests.
Educational activities aim at furthering the knowledge of your child. His general awareness, his understanding and his memory are targeted and he is More >