Lerner Books: 101 Questions

We’re always on the lookout for good books for children to add to the home library. Whether they are classics in literature or interesting books on general knowledge, the goal is to help children learn more through reading. Recently, we discovered Lerner Publishing Group who have several non-fiction book series that would make a terrificContinue reading “Lerner Books: 101 Questions”

Melissa & Doug USA Map 51 pcs Floor Puzzle

Kids will have fun learning the states on this colorful, informative map puzzle! Featuring 51 heavy-grade shape-cut cardboard pieces Puzzle pieces are coated on both sides for added durability Helps develop matching skills Recommended Age Range 6 Years and up Geography comes to life in this jumbo-sized floor puzzle, featuring 51 shape-cut pieces of theContinue reading “Melissa & Doug USA Map 51 pcs Floor Puzzle”

Books for Children: the Magic School Bus Chapter Books

Chapter books are a great way for children to transition from picture books to novels. If your child enjoyed reading the original Magic School Bus books then the Magic School Bus chapter books will help your children make the move from picture books to chapter books a little more smoothly with familiar characters they knowContinue reading “Books for Children: the Magic School Bus Chapter Books”

Books for Children: The Magic School Bus TV Tie-ins

Another favourite series of books we love is the Magic School Bus. Written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen, the Magic School Bus takes children on wild and exciting field trips to learn all about the world around them. This series of books is intended for children age 4 and up and isContinue reading “Books for Children: The Magic School Bus TV Tie-ins”

Books for Children: The Magic School Bus Classics

Another favourite series of books we love is the Magic School Bus. Written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen, the Magic School Bus takes children on wild and exciting field trips to learn all about the world around them. This series of books is intended for children age 4 and up and isContinue reading “Books for Children: The Magic School Bus Classics”

Books for Children: The Cat in the Hat Learning Library

The Cat in the Hat Learning Library is a delightful series of books teaching children about a variety of topics in a lively and entertaining prose. Combined with vivid illustrations, this series not only helps your budding reader improve his reading vocabulary but will teach him a thing or two as well. This series ofContinue reading “Books for Children: The Cat in the Hat Learning Library”

Books: General Knowledge – DK Readers and National Geographic Readers

I was at the book store with Hercules trying to kill some time before we went to pick up Aristotle from school when I stumbled across this: What caught my attention was that the book was written in an engaging story format, yet was still informative about the title subject. Isn’t this part of theContinue reading “Books: General Knowledge – DK Readers and National Geographic Readers”

Learning to Read: Why Comprehension Strategies are not Enough

It has been said that “if you can read, you can learn anything” because “reading is the key that opens the door”. Now Professor Daniel Willingham explains why content knowledge is essential to reading with comprehension, and why teaching reading strategies alone is not sufficient that students read with good comprehension. I thought his messageContinue reading “Learning to Read: Why Comprehension Strategies are not Enough”

Celebrations: The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

It is Mid-Autumn Festival and a nice activity to do with the children is to make your own lantern. One of my fondest childhood memories were of coloured lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival so I thought it would be nice for the children to share this memory with me. Unfortunately, with Gareth being sick thisContinue reading “Celebrations: The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival”