AMAZING BOOKS TO BOOST YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN POWER
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations–something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own – Katherine Patterson
FROM THE BOOKSHELF AT SWEETHEARTS
We live in a world full of wonderful sensory experience and there have never been so many different ways for our children to learn. With all the devices available now, our children have more access to entertainment than ever before. Though technology has revolutionised the way we learn, nothing fills us with knowledge and understanding about the world the way books can. With all the distractions of the modern world, it’s more important than ever to get kids exciting about reading.
Even though you are reading this on your mobile or tablet right now, I appreciate the time you’ve taken out to read this blog! Children who read will acquire far more vocabulary than their non-reading counterparts. Reading really does boost brain power. Books contribute to a higher intelligence, better concentration and can even make children develop more empathetic qualities.
So if you are keen to grow their reading lists but need some inspiration, we can help! Check out this month’s recommendations from the SweetHeart’s library.
ONE THIRD STORIES
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Learning a foreign language as a child is acquired much faster, can be retained better and will most likely be spoken with excellent pronunciation. Children are like sponges so speaking it regularly at home is ideal. However, not everyone has a second or third language and getting the kids to learn one can be challenging. One Third Stories unlocks this experience and makes learning a language such as French or Spanish easy and fun.
THE WORLD OF DAVID WALLIAMS
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This collection of books from Comedian David Walliams is now phenomenally popular. His hilarious tales about gruesome children are a hit with children across the UK.
I DON’T WANT CURLY HAIR
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This tale from author Laura Ella Anderson will feel familiar to many of us who have struggled with bits of ourselves that we’ve not liked. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a must-read for those that want what they can’t have. There is an important lesson here that is imperative to teach to our children as early as possible.
ELLA ON THE OUTSIDE
This heart-warming book is a refreshingly honest portrayal of life in the school playground. The school years for many of us, is a distant memory, faded over time.
This thrilling read is from author Kate Wiseman. Instead of teaching English and Maths, this school teaches lying and stealing! And new students Milly and Charlie are about to meet the biggest, meanest villains around.
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