Spring Break vacation is the perfect time to devour books with your child, and introduce the love of reading simply for pleasure.
Find a new -to your family- book for spring break. Choose and begin the book together. Conversation and reflection about what you and your children read during spring break is one of the most important tools toward comprehension.
· Spring break is a great time to find new hobbies, interests, passions to hook them into reading.
· This spring break read at least one book as a family, then see the movie as a family.
· Load new eBooks into your device for spring break.
· One evening or day this spring break have a reading party day. Fill the family room with books, sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows. Keep the meals simple, the whole day is about of sharing books, magazines, sharing favorite parts, words, ideas, in your most comfortable clothes.
· Spring break is a time Parents can fire up their child’s motivation. When parents read with their, at all ages, they can connect with their child answering questions and instigate discussion.
· It is easy to take home-literacy activities on spring break vacation. While preparing for your family spring break, stock up on books, magazines, ebooks and audio books from your library.
Let this be the spring break, one book at a time, we encourage the love of reading in our family.
Look at the list for more spring break book ideas:
· Deborah Smith Ford’s “The Little Apple”
· Emily’s Sock Monkey: A Great Find! Written by Emily Hough and Sherri Thornhill
· The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos written by Deborah Heiligman illustrated by LeUyen Pham
· Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by KG Campbell
· Mara Rockliff’s "Me and Momma and Big John"
· The Treasure Bed by Pamela June Cohen
· Noah Webster and His Words -written by Jeri Chase Ferris, illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch
· Kathleen T. Pelley’s book The Sandal Artist
Rhonda Cratty includes her experiences of 30 years of public school teaching, raising children of her own, and articles written for on-line and hard copy publications -within the pages of Learning at home. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through Amazon.com. https://www.createspace.com/4605718 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494917203
For more information please see http://famfunlearn.com/
List of family friendly books for Spring Break
Inspired by her childhood, Deborah Smith Ford’s “The Little Apple” is the first in her book series called “Allie’s Adventures.” Ford, so far, has won eight book festival awards, and they include NYC, Hollywood, New England, San Francisco and even one in Paris, France!
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Emily’s Sock Monkey: A Great Find! Written by Emily Hough and Sherri Thornhill, illustrated by Justino Rocamora Sanchez is a rare gift. Emily’s Sock Monkey is a delightful story about Emily -who with her Sock Monkey- goes on a journey of friendship, appreciation, laughter and “paying it forward.” http://www.examiner.com/article/emily-s-sock-monkey-is-a-great-way-to-donate-through-book-donations
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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos written by Deborah Heiligman illustrated by LeUyen Pham is a descriptive and informative writing. It conveys mathematical and biographical information in a fun way children find irresistible. http://www.examiner.com/article/the-boy-who-loved-math
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Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by KG Campbell is the Picture Book Illustration Winner, 2013 Golden Kite Awards as well as the Recipient of the 2013 Ezra Keats New Illustrator Honor. Lester is very particular, everything in his world must be just so. He measures his socks to make sure they are sufficiently even and even keeps a notebook of everything from "Forty-Four Foul Foods" to "Stinky Things Beginning with B." When his Cousin Clara moves in she begins to knit him, hilariously dreadful, unique sweaters, as she says, she is a "curiously speedy knitter." http://www.examiner.com/article/lester-s-dreadful-sweaters-imaginative-family-fun
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Mara Rockliff’s "Me and Momma and Big John" is the 2013 Golden Kite Winner for Picture Book Text. Written for ages 3-7. "Me and Momma and Big John" is a wonderful teaching tool for building positive work ethic in children. Momma teaches little John and his two sisters about hard work, by working hard herself. When Momma comes home from working as a stonecutter for New York City's St. John the Divine, affectionately known as Big John, she is tired and covered with dust. http://www.examiner.com/article/me-and-momma-and-big-john-building-positive-work-ethic
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The Treasure Bed by Pamela June Cohen is not only a child’s book for ages 3-9. It is also a great tool for parents. The Treasure Bed is a wonderful ally in parenting, when teaching to look beyond the surface. Within the pages is the subtle lesson that to find the true beauty, treasure, of people and things you may have to dig deeper. A valuable lesson that is set in colorful illustrations children will love. http://www.examiner.com/article/the-treasure-bed-is-a-wonderful-ally-parenting-1
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Attaining a The Golden Kite Award, presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators for the best Nonfiction book of 2012 in the United States, Noah Webster and His Words -written by Jeri Chase Ferris, illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch, is a unique picture-book biography. An engaging read, Noah Webster & His Words, provides a hook for parents and teachers to introduce dictionaries opening the world of words. http://www.examiner.com/article/noah-webster-and-his-words-as-a-learning-tool
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Kathleen T. Pelley’s book The Sandal Artist is one of those special books that belong in our children’s hands. The Sandal Artist is about a young struggling artist, Roberto. Roberto believes that if he paints only beautiful scenes, he will soon achieve wealth and fame. He refuses to paint shoddy children, old Stefano with his gaunt donkey, or even Anna the penniless woman in the village. http://www.examiner.com/article/kathleen-pelley-delivers-a-new-heartfelt-story
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Learning at home by Rhonda Cratty is a new parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be. Daily activities for family fun, that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving learning into everyday life.
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College Admission by Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde Three Rivers Press. College Admission From Application To Acceptanceis a comprehensive guide for families with college bound children. For more information, keep reading at http://www.examiner.com/parenting-education-in-national/college-admission
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James Mendelsohn’s book A Parent's Guide to Tutors and Tutoring: How to Support the Unique needs of Your Child, navigates parents through the struggles of tutoring. It is the go to book for answers parents have when hiring a tutor such as whether to hire a tutor, choosing the right tutor, how to evaluate the quality of learning and selecting a tutor for a child’s unique learning style and needs. http://www.examiner.com/article/a-parent-s-guide-to-tutors-and-tutoring
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Learning at home. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through Amazon.com. https://www.createspace.com/4605718 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494917203
For more information please see http://famfunlearn.com/
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• The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
• And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
• Bartholomew and the Oobleck
• The Butter Battle Book
• The Cat in the Hat Songbook
• Daisy-Head Mayzie
• Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
• Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book
• Gerald McBoing Boing
• Horton Hatches the Egg
• Horton Hears A Who!