Posts Tagged ‘Game’
(PRWEB) December 30, 2004
Biologically, boys are slower to develop than girls and often struggle with reading and writing skills early on. How then, to get our boys reading and improving their literacy? Author Teresa Saari offers these 10 tips:
1. Use adventure books and fantasty books with visual appeal.
2. Get dad to go to the library with his son.
3. Read aloud with expressions and humour.
4. Read at a moderate pace, not too fast. Listening is a challenge for many children, take time to enjoy any illustrations.
5. Dads, get your son to write a weekly book report with an attractive reward such as pizza.
6. Start small using comics, magazines and newspapers.
7. Encourage your school to start a Book club for boys with a cool name.
8. Feel free to stop and discuss the book if you and your listener want to.
9. Keep in mind that children can look restless and still be listening. Some children need to be moving around or fidgeting with something. Let them squirm or even draw pictures as they listen.
10. If your child is not enjoying a book, you are not obliged to finish it. You don’t want to abandon a book quickly, but if a book has not sparked interest after several sessions, try another one.
Getting the boys to interact on the stories is a crucial step. “Try asking a science-oriented question about the story” Saari suggests. “Ask him what he would you do in the same situation.”
Saari has just completed her second book, “Dager of the Tasman Empire”. Dager is the story of a little boy who at the age of three, was stolen from his family and sold to a wicked hag. By the age of five, he begins to wonder if his recurring dreams of magical far away lands full of happiness, love and family are only dreams, or actual memories. Will Dager ever find out the truth? Saari is also the author of “Imogene of The Pacific Kingdom”.
Autographed copies of her books are available at http://www.teresasaari.com. The books can be ordered from Amazon, Trafford or bookstores across Canada.
About Teresa Saari: As a child, author Teresa Saari spent days on end reading fantasy and fairy tale stories. The Saari family lives near Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada. Teresa devotes a lot of her time promoting the novel in bookstores, libraries and schools. She has been featured on CTV and radio across Canada.
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Meditating for better health
In recent years, scientists and doctors have discovered that there are many health benefits to meditation. Reductions in blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels were observed in numerous studies, while some even recorded an increase in verbal creativity and reduced visual reaction time.
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I have to think of something creative to do for the visual part of the project. I am thinking about doing a game associated with Oscar Wilde and poetry. If anyone can help, it is much appreciated! Please let me know ASAP! Thanks in advance
Mets: Santana helps Amazins take first series of year
NEW YORK — Johan Santana pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning, David Wright came through with a timely hit and Francisco Rodriguez finished it off with a five-out save.
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Mets bounce Cubs in rubber game
David Wright and the Mets took advantage of some Cubs miscues to win their first series of the year.
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