Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Reading To Yourself To Help Your Child Learn

     Reading to your child every day is a wonderful way to introduce early reading skills. The child will begin to understand the correlation between the words printed on the page and the story you tell. He will begin to recognize letters and increase his vocabulary. However, this daily reading will be much more than educational. It will help your child form a life-long love of reading himself. Another wonderful (and enjoyable) way to help your child WANT to learn to read is by making sure he sees you reading to yourself. After all, if mommy likes to read why wouldn't he?
     So many new books are published each year that it would be nearly impossible not to find a book you would enjoy. Your local library and book store have so many titles to choose from. I recently decided to make a point to have B see me read to myself at least once per week. It isn't much, but at least he will begin to see that mommy likes reading for herself as much as I enjoy reading to him. I started this new experience with Invasion by Jon. S. Lewis.

          Thrill, suspense and flying motorcycles will captivate you while immersed in the pages of Invasion by Jon. S. Lewis. The first of the C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy, this exciting story delves into a world beyond our reach.
    After suffering through the traumatic loss of his parents, 16-year-old Colt McAlister is transplanted from sunny, ocean front San Diego to his childhood home of Arizona. McAlister must learn not only to live without his friends and frequent surfing trips, but with his grandfather and an amazing secret that is not his own to share with the world.
     Attending a new school, and having no car, are the challenges one would expect for McAlister to face. However, he is suddenly thrown into a life of comic book heroes, robotic assassins and shape shifting aliens. McAlister, along with a childhood friend and a new friend he hopes he can trust, must navigate a possibly fatal line between what he once considered truth and fiction. They are, after all, the only things standing between us and CHAOS.
     Somewhat reminiscent of Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, Invasion is a wonderful story for a young science fiction fan. Although the dialogue can be a bit difficult to follow in the first few chapters, the overall flow is smooth. The constant suspense helps make this a quick and enjoyable read. 

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