Never forget the power of a story

never forget the power of a story 2The simple act of reading to your child encourages him in so many ways. It develops, neural pathways, imagination, literacy skills, fine motor skills (turning pages), social skills. And perhaps most importantly, reading together develops attachment to both books & to you as a parent, it is shared time together, and so very special.

Reading is a ticket to another world, one in which anything is possible & your child is the master of their own universe, and future.

Never forget the power of a shared story.

 

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Some new books to sink my brain into!

brain books I’m pretty excited. Spark is specifically about exercise & the brain, and brain rules should be a FANTASTIC read, Dr Medina is simply great, not many people can give such and interesting and succinct account of how we are wired and how to maximize or at least understand the potential of our brains.

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C is for Connect & engage

C is for connect & engageCheck that your child is connected and engaged with the activity and it purpose through stories and explanation.

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E is for Expectation

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Expect the learner to ‘have a go’, its alright not to get it the first time, just keep trying! There should be no fear of failure in learning, its counterproductive because learners will shy away from attempting things if there is a fear factor.

Having an expectation of children to learn gives them some autonomy, it shows them that you trust them enough to be able to achieve things by themselves. Great for their self esteem!