Give Your Child the World

Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

Author: Jamie C. Martin

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031034414X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1408

Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.
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Honey for a Child's Heart

The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life

Author: Gladys Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872642

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8770

Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.
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Deconstructing Penguins

Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading

Author: Lawrence Goldstone,Nancy Goldstone

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307415031

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6459

“Books are like puzzles,” write Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. “The author’s ideas are hidden, and it is up to all of us to figure them out.” In this indispensable reading companion, the Goldstones–noted parent-child book club experts–encourage grownups and young readers alike to adopt an approach that will unlock the magic and power of reading. With the Goldstones help, parents can inspire kids’ lifelong love of reading by teaching them how to unlock a book’s hidden meaning. Featuring fun and incisive discussions of numerous children’s classics, this dynamic guide highlights key elements–theme, setting, character, point of view, climax, and conflict–and paves the way for meaningful conversations between parents and children. “Best of all,” the Goldstones note, “you don’t need an advanced degree in English literature or forty hours a week of free time to effectively discuss a book with your child. This isn’t Crime and Punishment, it’s Charlotte’s Web.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Steady Days

A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood

Author: Jamie C. Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984124602

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

View: 5893

You can apply the same techniques of efficiency, intention, and purpose that you've used in other careers to your most important position in life-motherhood. Steady Days takes you through the process of becoming a professional mother: one who is organized and excited to spend time with your young children. If you've ever felt overwhelmed by a lack of direction in your parenting, this book can help. You already have the skills you need to be an incredible mother. Empower yourself by reading Steady Days and implementing the ideas to benefit those important little people who call you "Mom." To learn more about the author, Jamie C. Martin, visit her blog at www.SteadyMom.com.
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The Read-Aloud Handbook

Seventh Edition

Author: Jim Trelease

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613866

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 5998

A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
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Give Your Child the World

Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time - Summary and Key Points with BONUS Critics Review

Author: CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUB,Slim Reader

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535253628

Category:

Page: 34

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GIVE YOUR CHILD THE WORLD: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book At A Time | SUMMARY & Key Points with BONUS Critics Review - NOT ORIGINAL BOOK Give Your Child the World is a reader's dream book. Have you ever wanted to get your kids interested in reading but didn't know where to start? Perhaps you feared what they would read and haven't the time to pre-read EVERYTHING. Jamie Martin has already researched thousands of titles for you. In fact, she splits these books up in age appropriate categories as she shows you the importance of a family reading time as well as individual reading time. Inside this Slim Reader Review: Summary of Each Chapter Highlights (Key Points) BONUS: Free Report about The Tidiest and Messiest Places on Earth - http://sixfigureteen.com/messy
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Growing Up Global

Raising Children to Be At Home in the World

Author: Homa Sabet Tavangar

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345517005

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 5992

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective. Whether you’re mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you’ll discover • fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family’s worldview • simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths • creative ways to gain geography literacy • handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life Growing Up Global is a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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At Home in the World

Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe

Author: Tsh Oxenreider

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400205603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9858

As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family’s adventure around the world—seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way—she discovers what it truly means to be at home. The wide world is calling. Americans Tsh and Kyle met and married in Kosovo. They lived as expats for most of a decade. They’ve been back in the States—now with three kids under ten—for four years, and while home is nice, they are filled with wanderlust and long to answer the call. Why not? The kids are all old enough to carry their own backpacks but still young enough to be uprooted, so a trip—a nine-months-long trip—is planned. At Home in the World follows their journey from China to New Zealand, Ethiopia to England, and more. They traverse bumpy roads, stand in awe before a waterfall that feels like the edge of the earth, and chase each other through three-foot-wide passageways in Venice. And all the while Tsh grapples with the concept of home, as she learns what it means to be lost—yet at home—in the world. “In this candid, funny, thought-provoking account, Tsh shows that it’s possible to combine a love for adventure with a love for home.” —Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before
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The Read-Aloud Family

Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

Author: Sarah Mackenzie

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310351375

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5031

Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way. Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child’s life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family—it has the power to change the world.
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Honey for a Teen's Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens

Author: Gladys M. Hunt,Barbara Hampton

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310242606

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 9676

Describes how reading and good books can help a parent and teenager communicate and includes reviews of more than four hundred of the best books for teens.
Posted in Religion

Raising Kids Who Read

What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111891158X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1458

How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, Why Don't Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is woven seamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action to encourage reading. The three key elements for reading enthusiasm—decoding, comprehension, and motivation—are explained in depth in Raising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these three elements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topic focus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids' needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach in Raising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages. A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestselling author and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers and parents in promoting reading as a hobby Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability, comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth through adolescence Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouraging reading in the digital age Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids Who Read will empower you to share the joy of reading with kids from preschool through high school.
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The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury

Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

Author: Janet Schulman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0679886478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 308

View: 7064

A collection of picture book stories by such authors as Ludwig Bemelmans, Ezra Jack Keats, and Maurice Sendak.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Around the World in 80 Pages

Author: Antony Mason,Aladdin Books, Ltd

Publisher: Copper Beach Books

ISBN: 9781562946265

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7794

Readers can travel around the world with companions Philip S. Flogg and Passport as they experience the diverse traditions, food, people, and cultures of the world
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Teaching Kids to Think

Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification

Author: Darlene Sweetland,Ron Stolberg

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492602760

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 1425

Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems—they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from—and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.
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Better Together

Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects That Matter Most

Author: Pam Barnhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999742105

Category: Christian education

Page: 190

View: 8142

Discusses "how to design a part of your homeschool day where the entire family can learn together. This time, known as 'Morning Time,' has exploded in popularity since its inclusion in Sarah Mackenzie's [book] Teaching From Rest. Now homeschool mom and former teacher Pam Barnhill breaks down the practice for every homeschooler"--Back cove
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Books Children Love

A Guide to the Best Children's Literature

Author: Elizabeth Laraway Wilson,Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Publisher: Crossway Bibles

ISBN: 9781581341980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 3807

Recently updated and fully indexed, this comprehensive, easy-to-reference guide offers readers commentaries on the best available children's books in over two dozen subject areas.
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The Adventures of Mali & Keela

A Virtues Book for Children

Author: Jonathan Collins,Janice Healey,Jenny Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932181524

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3741

Mali and Keela embark on adventures in the South Seas that teach virtues including charity, determination, and trust.
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Children of Blood and Bone

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250170982

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8920

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. "A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton “The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony “One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue This title has Common Core connections. #1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
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Raising Global Children

Author: Stacie Nevadomski Berdan,Marshall S. Berdan

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0970579853

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 7407

Today’s children need to develop a global mindset – an indispensable tool for success. Together, as parents and educators, we must instill in our children an interest in learning about the world early on. Raising Global Children provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young people – and to do so in a fun and entertaining way without spending a whole lot of money. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this combination parenting-educational advocacy book is the first of its kind to detail what raising global children means, why global awareness is important and how to develop a global mindset. Inside the pages of Raising Global Children, the authors make a strong case for the importance of both small and big ways that adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset in children, including: Encouraging curiosity, empathy, flexibility and independence Supporting learning a second language as early as possible Exploring culture through books, food, music and friends Expanding a child’s world through travel at home and abroad Helping teens to spread their own global wings Advocating for teaching global education in schools Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals alike, Raising Global Children is filled with inspiring advice that will change the way you think about raising and educating children. Raising Global Children is published by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), which is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. Find out more at www.actfl.org. PRAISE: “In the increasingly interconnected and competitive world that our young people find themselves in, Stacie and Mike Berdan’s Raising Global Children is one sure fire way for today’s busy parents to help give their kids a step up and get ahead.” —Curtis S. Chin, former U.S. Ambassador and international business executive "Raising Global Children is an essential guide for preparing our children for a successful future in a globally competitive and interconnected world, one that is far different than the world we grew up in." —Diane Gulyas, President of DuPont Performance Polymers "Raising Global Children is a book for parents who know the world is changing and want their children to experience it, embrace it and benefit from it. It is a must have guide for bringing up globally aware kids." —Carolyn Tieger, President of entrePReneur Communications, LLC “The Berdans have done an excellent job of outlining how adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset among children. Raising Global Children clearly illustrates how parents and educators can open up the world to the young people in their lives by developing the necessary skills and attitude to fully embrace it!” —Marty Abbott, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
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