The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen read by Oprah Winfrey

Facts About Dr Seuss and The Cat in the Hat

Theodor Geisel, who is the famous Dr. Seuss himself, has always intrigued us with his quirky characters and clever rhymes. But where did Geisel learn to have such remarkable rhyming skills?

Aesop’s Fables – A Great Book For Children

Children books are just wonderful for children. Children also love to read books. They are a great source of entertainment, fun, and information about the world they live in.

Children Books That Are Great For Kids

There are many benefits to children books. A child that reads has a better shot or a higher chance at getting good grades in school than a child who doesn’t. Children’s books exposes our children to the world of books. A world where anything is possible. It is in this world that children learn to have fun while reading. When a child is having fun, it is highly likely that he will keep doing the thing that he is having fun with. Children books contain a lot of knowledge and facts. They are not just stories. They contain information about the world we live in. They contain facts about animals, information about musical instruments and information about the society we live in today.

What Makes a Good Kid’s Story?

What’s a good kid’s story? Good question – especially when we’re looking for birthday gifts or Christmas presents for kids who like to read or who enjoy kids audio books.

Impact of Children’s Books on Learning

A heavily pregnant Cassy spends an hour each day reading to the child in her womb. Why? Because she believes that exposure to the written word this early will have a positive impact on her baby. “I know that my daughter enjoys our reading sessions because she always settles on the same side of my stomach the moment I start reading and she doesn’t move until I finish”. While that may not convince everyone, research does suggest that the fetus within the stomach hears their mother and reacts to their voices.

Books You Can Read With Your Children

Thinking of a good bedtime storybook to read with your child? Tired of using the same old books to teach your child to read? How about looking up these popular titles that every child will enjoy reading!

Book Review: Heidi, by Johanna Spyri

A deep love of place is what most informs Heidi, with themes of religion and moral good built around an incorruptible nature. This is a Rousseauist view of nature, with all essentially benevolent and good, as opposed to a cruel, Sade-like nature, “red in tooth and claw” as the poet Tennyson characterised it.

How the Moon Regained Her Shape – A Review

How the Moon Regained Her Shape tells an enchanting story of the moon being ridiculed by the sun. The sun claimed that the moon was of no use, compared to the sun who was essential to growing crops for the people on earth.

Curious George: Life Lessons

Children’s books are full of life lessons for the young and old. It is good to revisit these books even when the children are grown.

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book: That Foot on the Stairs!

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book is an irresistible read for children and adults alike, combining sinister suspense, with deliciously wicked black humour! Lots of memorable characters worthy of a part in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and a brilliant way to inspire reluctant readers to lose themselves in a powerfully written narrative. Highly recommended!

A Child’s Need for a Beloved Companion

Writing for children seems to bring out qualities in Helen VanEck Holub’s work that could compare her writing and story-telling to the classics. Helen has just put into publication another book for the older child. This one is entitled “Beloved Companion.”

Skateboarding Books for Kids and the Benefits of Skateboarding

While we were browsing though the bookstore shelves looking for skateboarding books for kids, this suddenly passed my mind: When did such sport really start? From my readings, it started sometime in the 1950s, with boards made of old wood as the very first of its kind. Skateboarding made its way in the market when surfing was also at its peak.

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