Okay honey, it’s bedtime!

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For a child, falling asleep can be so much sweeter with a parent at his side, reading their favorite bedtime story. However, most of parent abandoned reading routine with their child too soon, which damaged their literacy. Parents assume their help is no longer needed, but they are wrong. Even if a child is 6-9 years old, he still enjoy bedtime stories or other entertain reading with an adult. Sharing bedtime stories always brings your children benefits for their life time.

Bonding Time

At the end of your kid’s busy day of playing, and your stressed-out day at the office, this is a time to sit with your child and have some real one-to-one time. By keeping your bedtime routine, you and your child get to do something new together – laugh at the bad guys and cheer for the good guys on the book you read. You will have chance to get a peek into how your child see the world though the comments he makes on the characters.

Of course with busy schedules, bedtime stories can fall off the to do list when all you really want is an easy life. But, remember Bedtime story is the key part of every child’s development, and an ideal opportunity for family bonding time.

Brain Development

When your child hear a story a first time, he don’t catch everything. However, as he hear it again and again, he begin to realize that if one page says, ” ‘Why not come and chat with me?’ said the grasshopper.” the next page will tell the reason: ” ‘I am preparing food for the winter,’ said the ant.” They will learn to remember and predict what will happen next based on what they heard earlier in the story. Later, these lessons in understanding sequences, and predicting outcomes will help children in other areas, from math and science to music and writing.

Reading is a pleasurable activity. A child who enjoys reading is never bored and they always have something to do and somewhere to do adventure. So next time your hear your child say “Please read my a bedtime story”, just forget your tiredness and grasp a book. Your child always need you.


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Simple ways to make your kids smarter

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We all want our kids to reach their full intellectual to enjoy learning and reading. We all want them to be smart. There are many advantages to being a smart kid. A smart kid can learn things faster and does well in school. A smart kid can obviously solve problems easier and quicker and get a higher chance to be successful in life. A smart kids have more abilities to help other people and make you feel proud as parent. Here are tips from experts on how to make your kids smarter.

Read books to your kid

Start reading to your infant even if he does not understand the words. Fables is a good example because its characters are mostly animals and its storylines are very simple. This will give him a head start in developing language skills. Kids who are read to when young are more likely to develop a lifelong interest in reading, do well in school, and succeed in adult life. Reading books is one of the most important activity that make kids smart.

Give you kid smart games

Smart games, including mobile games, teach your kid about color, letter, music and many others. They will develop his hand-eye coordination and logical thinking while playing. Learning and having fun at the same time is the best way for your kids to learn.

Keep breastfeeding as long as possible

A child’s brain need a proper balance of basic fuel such as glucose and vitamin. Without them, brain might have difficulty understanding new information, and remembering things as well. Mother’s milk will provide all that nutritions. Keep breastfeeding as long as you can. It’s a fact that schoolkids who were breastfed as infants have higher IQs.

Make eye contact

Each time your newborn stares at you, he’s building his memory. Make sure you take advantage of those brief moments, and look right into his eyes. Infants recognize faces early on — and yours is the most important.

Make music a part of your child’s life

Scientist say that music can boost memory, attention, and motivation of learning. Learn or make up as many tunes as you can, and sing to your kid while changing diaper or eating. Lullabies or other soft music can also calm your kid down and help him fall asleep.

Limit television time

Television is not bad but too much of anything can still doing harm. For toddlers and infants, it has been found that TV has no educational benefits for kids under 2.

5 ways to develop reading habit for children

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Reading is something that cannot only help people in an educational way; it can also help them groom their personality. Parents nowadays are not too happy about their children preference of watching television over reading a book. Children sometime see reading as compulsion, not as good habit. Here are few ways that you can help  develop reading habit for your children: Continue reading

8 reasons why reading is important for kids

8 reasons why reading is important for kids

Everyone knows that reading is not only important for adults but also for kids, but why? In this post, I will list out 10 reasons why reading is important for kids. I hope you can really find how important of reading, so you can get help your kids to explore the world of reading.

1.  It builds vocabulary for kids

Children should not only read books filled with known vocabulary words because they learn vocabulary through reading. The new words embedded within the text force readers to search words’ meaning. Finding word’s meanings is building vocabulary.

2. It exercises kids’ brains

Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than, say, watching TV is. While reading, our brains are clear and focuses. It strengthens brain connections and actually builds new connections.

3. It boosts imagination and creativity

Reading shows kids to an open world where nothing is impossible by the point of view of writers. Kids will have to translate the descriptions they read of people, places, and things into pictures. They have to imagine how they feel in the same situation.

4. It can enhance kids’ social skills

In some certain circumstances, reading can be a social activity. For example, when parents read books for their kids, they share a few minutes of precious time, plus they share the ideas that are contained in the story. At the end of the books, they can encourage children to talk about what they’ve read or heard.

5. It helps kids who read do better at school

Children who read daily are likely to do better at school than others. Some government studies prove that they did better in the naming vocabulary cognitive test and perform better in spelling and math with higher scores.

6. It can provide children with plenty of good, clean entertainment

Reading can provide children with endless hours of fun. Parents can give them access to plenty of
reading material that they’ll enjoy and discuss it with them, including traditional printed books, ebooks on Internet, and fairy tales on books apps. Books or tablets doesn’t take much space so kids can take it anywhere and never feel lonely or bored.

7. It improves concentration

Children need help with concentration and reading is fun way to help extend and improve it. For example, a father reads story to his son. He starts asking him questions before he read to focus his attention on a story. Then have him let he know when he read the answer to the question. What the father is doing is helping your his son become an active listener.

8. It teaches kids about the world around them

Through reading, children learn about many aspects of people or problems. They can learn from many ways of life, ideas and beliefs. The more they read, the more they understand about the world they live. They can also increases the comprehension of the rules of life to get accepted by the community.