Saturday, January 21, 2017

6 Tips for Encouraging your Kid to Love Reading

Reading can help your kid create imagination and learn about his/her new worlds.  So, start encouraging your kid to love reading soonest possible would be great.  Here below are 6 tips to help you to do so.

1. Read a story to your kid with various voices, vivid movement or attractive acting.  This will help the story more fun and interesting. Your kid will enjoy the story from the beginning till the end.

2. You may notice what things your kid particularly likes. Then you may buy books that have stories associated with those things. Your kid will be more impressed and enjoy reading the story than before.

3. You may add reading activities into your daily routine activities; i.e. you may let your kid read labels of the snack or candy packages while shopping in the supermarket or read food menu when you go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

4. Arrange a book corner in your house with a nice atmosphere for reading.  There should be various kinds of books that your kid can read by himself/herself.  Besides, the book shelf should be in a position that your kid can pick up the books by himself/herself easily.  

5. Take your kid to the bookstore and let him/her choose his/her favorite books.  Or you may take your kid to the library regularly.  This can gradually create book lover to his/her mind.

6. Reading activities through play or games are ones of the best ways to encourage your kid to love reading because he/she will have both fun and learning at the same time.  For example, the games such as matching words with pictures will be much attractive to your kid. It may be simple words that are frequently used in everyday life.

It would take time to be a book lover.  Therefore, don't expect too much that your kid will be a book lover shortly.  I believe that following the above mentioned tips, your kid will gradually learn how to read and love reading finally.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tips to Prepare Your Baby's Nursery

To get ready for the arrival of your new baby, you may have to think about the baby’s nursery firstly.  There are many things that you should prepare and decorate for the nursery room.  Let’s see some tips that will help you.

Cleanliness is the top priority that you should consider first; i.e. crib, pillow or the atmosphere in the nursery room should be clean and without dust because your newborn baby is very fragile. He/she would probably be harmed easily from any disease. 

The light in the nursery room should not be too bright to avoid any harm to your baby's eyes.  Besides, the air temperature should not be too cold.  And the nursery room should be allowed sunlight to come through the room to help good atmosphere.

You should choose the crib or bed that is safe for your baby.  The bed covers, pillow cases, or blankets should be soft and breathable.

There should be few furniture or only necessary furniture in your baby's nursery room to avoid any dust.  Besides, stuffed animals should not be put in your baby's crib or bed.

I do hope the above tips would be useful for you to prepare your baby’s nursery.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Benefits of Reading Books to Your Child Before Bedtime

Sometimes, you may face troubles that your child does not want to go to sleep earlier.  It may be a difficult time for your child to settle down because the world is very dark and scary for him/her.   I think reading books to your child before bedtime is one of the best things you can do to solve this problem because reading books can help you to calm your child’s heart to fall asleep easier and sleep more soundly.  

Besides, in my opinion, readying books to your child is one of the wonderful forms of entertainment.  You may choose the stories with animals as characters (they often have human character) for your child because they are very popular among children. Your child will certainly enjoy the stories with a lot of lovable illustration as delightful bedtime tales. 

Picture books will also be one of the best choices that can help your child to love reading and sleep well. He/she will much enjoy watching the colorful and beautiful pictures and be happy to add his/her own imagination while reading as well. 

Moreover, reading books to your child can help develop your child's brain.  Your child can learn many different new words, visit a lot of interesting places and experience the lives of all sorts of different characters.

You may read the books to your child aloud with eager voices.  Your child will be satisfied with the stories and fall asleep with sweet dream finally.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Guide to Choose Best Toys for your baby: from Birth to 1 Year Old

The arrival of your new baby is a magic time of your life.  From now on, each step of the development of your baby will be special moment for you. 

His/her first smile shall brighten your heart.  His/her first laugh can make you feel joyful.  His/her first word will make you happy.  When he/she starts walking, it will be a lovely moment for you.

To encourage your baby to do these activities, you are the most important factor because your baby will depend on you all the time since he/she was born or at his/her earlier age. 

In the meantime, these development skills should be practiced properly, therefore, toy is another necessary factor that will help your baby learn and grow through each steps of his/her development efficiently.  Best toys should be appropriate to your baby’s age.  For examples;

Best toys for your baby 0 – 6 months, you may choose musical toys such as:

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
Sassy Ring O’Link Rattles Developmental Toy
Lamaze Musical Inchworm

These toys will help your baby develop his/her listening and he/she will enjoy the music as well.

Best toys for your baby 6 – 12 months, choosing activities table will be a great idea because there are many things that can entertain and encourage your baby to explore, engage and interact.  Your baby can learn various things such as colors, numbers, shapes, etc.

Watching your baby grow will bring you the greatest pleasure.  Good luck!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

5 Ways to Encourage Your Baby to Love Reading

It’s not difficult to encourage your baby to love reading.   Today, I have 5 ways to help you. 

1. Hug your baby with gentle touch, give warm eyes contact, reading with soft voices and play with your baby a little bit while reading for your baby.  This will help your baby feel confident that you love him/her and can encourage him/her to love reading respectively.

2. One of the best ways to encourage your baby to love reading is that you should read the books loudly because this will help to attract your baby's attention well.  You may persuade your baby to open the book and talk with him/her about the pictures in the book joyfully.

3. Arrange good atmosphere for reading; i.e. a quiet corner which is far from any noises.  This will help your baby keep concentrate in listening what you are reading for him/her.  You should spend your reading time with your baby after the meal every day.  This will help your baby love reading as well.

4. You should express your happiness and be eager to read books for your baby.  Make the reading time as a relaxing moment of your family.  It's time for you and your baby to stay closely and warmly.

5. Choose books that have large and beautiful pictures.  This can attract your baby’s attention and encourage your baby to love reading as well.  Cloth books will be a great idea to avoid any harm for your baby.

Start reading books for your baby at the early age will be a good idea and your baby will certainly love reading respectively.

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