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.