Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bookworms: The Lesson they Learn from Reading

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.  
The more that you read. The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss
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.  

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