Warning: This is a lengthy post as I decided to incorporate all the book-related topic that I want to make a post of early on but did not have enough time to post it individually.
Anyway, on March 16, my children's school had their annual book fair. They partnered with Scholastic and some of us Moms helped the Librarian in facilitating the event. When it comes to books, I don't mind spending money for my kids because I know that they learn so much through reading.
My daughter, being a Minecraft fanatic (well, both of my kids are) she bought another mine craft book. She also grabbed a recipe book and two novel books. We used a scanner during the event to filter if there are some books that are inappropriate for kids age. My daughter is like me, she likes stories that pertains to horror, mysteries, and other heart-stopping story line. She also want to start cooking savory food so I let her bought one recipe book that has simple to follow recipes.
She is done reading with the two books that she bought and she also wrote a short book report that she shared to her classmates.
I spent around $50 for their books but I did not mind because aside from the lessons they learn from reading them, we also helped the school with fund raising. My son grabbed a pack of Presidents books. He is so interested in learning what the previous Presidents of the United States has done, how their life was, and so on. He read
Aside from the books that we book from the book fair, my daughter has also finished reading different books that I got her previously. Some of these books are from the ones that I redeemed from Kelloggs.
I would love to share with you a great book company that I work with may times. They have a huge selection of books that are not only has great illustrations and stories but it is also filled with lessons that children can learn. I am talking about Wisdom Tales, They sent me these two books to review. The first one is "Just Like Me, Climbing a Tree." Kids nowadays are not so much with climbing trees anymore. When I was growing up, we didn't have fancy toys so we entertained ourselves with outdoor stuff, I love my childhood and I always tell my kids what I did as a kid.
This book is all about the fun activity of climbing trees. It also offers a subtle lesson of multiculturalism. It describes 12 distinctive trees from around the world and the local children that climb them. Both of the Burritos love this book because they learn some facts about certain trees.
The second book is the "When the animals Saved Earth". This book is inspired by a 1000-year old fable with a fascinating multi-faith history. Most of the times when I we read, I asked my kids questions after wards. This time, I let them read the book and asked them to write their thoughts about the story.
My bookworm Burritos have learned to love reading and also writing.
My Burritos both have iPods but it doesn't mean that they can bury their faces in it every time they want to but they don't because I give them limit in using them. They can play with it on school days but only after they are done with their home works. They are only allowed an hour a day and during the weekend, I gave them two hours of playing their mine craft. Reading books is an everyday activity here at home. At first, they resisted but now they love reading because they have proven that they not only widen their understanding of things but it also enhanced their vocabulary.
Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. I was provided with the products mentioned in exchange of my honest opinion which may differ from yours.
As I am sure you know I LOVE reading and truly believe in Literacy for ALL. I love that your children love to read and write about the books afterwards. I have spent a LOT of money over the year on books for myself and for others--and do not regret one penny spent!ReplyDelete
It is so awesome when kids enjoy reading isn't it? Both of my boys love to read and I am thankful for that every day!ReplyDelete
Reading is so important. Not only does it increase mental function, it takes children to other worlds and expands their imaginations.ReplyDelete
We love reading! It's a very big part of our lives. My kiddos love reading so I'm pretty happy about that! It's pretty awesome!ReplyDelete
I always teach my grand daughter to read more books and now she is excellent. I agree reading is very important to our lives. I had a great time to read this and thank you.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to see my two little nephews are HUGE book worms. Every time I visit back home (10+hr flight) I like to read them books before they go to bed :)ReplyDelete
I was always so excited when we had book fairs at school. My kids always loved them, too. I didn't mind spending the money, either, because it's a great investment into their future.ReplyDelete
It's so good to encourage reading and supply your kids with plenty of books! I still have shelves and boxes full of children's books.ReplyDelete
I love book fairs. We do a lot of reading in this house. It's so much better than television or video games.ReplyDelete
I love seeing kids enjoy reading so much! It's a great way to grow their imaginations and vocabulary.ReplyDelete
We grew up having plenty of book collections at home and the only gift we received from parents when we were younger were books. I think you're the same as my parents. They also did not mind spending money for us to learn.ReplyDelete
Reading is such a great thing to love to do! It is so great that your kids enjoy reading. That's soo important!ReplyDelete
Reading is such a big part of our lives. I helped out last year with my son's book fair and plan to do the sam again this year. So great to have my son excited about reading.ReplyDelete
I am a huge fan of reading and book fairs. My kids are really into the mindcraft books too!ReplyDelete
I love it when my kids want to buy books. I will always spend more on books than toys any day!ReplyDelete
As a kid I really loved to read. I hope I can pass this interest onto my son! So far so good since he has his own little book shelf and constantly insists on reading a few of the books repeatedly! :)ReplyDelete
I always loved the book fair and so did my son growing up. There was just something so special and fun about that whole day. I remember buying all kinds of books and pencils and cool erasers lol.ReplyDelete
I always enjoyed reading and it started with my mom buying me books at a very young age. I'm so glad to see your little ones loving to read, very solid foundation for so many things.ReplyDelete
We used to have book fairs once a month when I was in elementary school. It really helped me to start reading outside of school.ReplyDelete
I love going to book fairs! They are definitely my happiest places on this Earth!ReplyDelete
One of my favorite days in school was book fair day. I always ordered books and then wanted to have a little extra to spend at the book fair.ReplyDelete
I have 4 children, two of them are 100% book worms. My youngest is in Kindergarten and is just learning to read and put sentences together so hopefully he will turn into a book worm as well. I love that they enjoy reading.ReplyDelete
I love this! I always loved book fairs when I was a kid! I am so glad to see they are still doing them and it is great to see your kids loving it too!ReplyDelete
My kids and I always had so much fun at the book fair. I would volunteer and help kids choose their books. So much fun!ReplyDelete
My kids have always enjoyed reading. They are 19 and 21 now and still love to get lost in a good book.ReplyDelete
I am really lucky my kids have always loved reading. When they were little we would read every night before bed.ReplyDelete
My son recently started reading independently and he LOVES to read. I'm so excited for him and hoping we can keep his love of reading alive :)ReplyDelete
I love the book fairs at school! And my son is really into Minecraft right now so when we had our fair a few weeks ago he picked up like 5 Minecraft books! This is one area I will support to the fullest. Reading is, as they say, fundamental. :).ReplyDelete
My kids school has a book fair twice a year and they're always on me for posters and stickers in addition to new booksReplyDelete
I never mind spending money on books! I know that my son will love them and he loves when I read them to him ;DReplyDelete
The one thing I don't mind spending money on is books! I'd rather them pick out books than toys!! My daughter loves the Dork Diaries, she's on the first book but I know once she's done she'll ask for the next book ;)ReplyDelete
That's quite a reading to have :) it impresses me when I see kids love books. I wish my kids are like that too.ReplyDelete
It's nice that their past time is dedicated to book reading which is a good learning activity too. Not only do they get to learn and appreciate words, they also improve their vocabulary.ReplyDelete