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I recently read the column of Drs. Oz & Roizen, titled Reading makes you healthier and happier. Here is partially what Drs. Oz & Roizen had to say.
…But neuromarketing researchers from the University of Sussex’s Mindlab found that reading an old-fashion, open-a-book-and-learn-something text (start with “You: The Owner’s Manual,” revised) or an escape-to-the-beach-novel (try James Michener’s “Hawaii”) for even six minutes a day is more relaxing than listening to music, taking a walk or even (these were English researchers) having a cup of tea. The study says getting into a good read eases muscle tension and slows down your heart rate. That dispels stress and makes your RealAge significantly younger!
In addition, reading keeps your brain sharp, improves sleep and makes you a more interesting social animal. Also, if you know someone, especially a child, who has difficulty with reading, spend some time with them and read aloud together. Lots of kids have a hard time learning to read, so if you’re a parent, grandparent or just a good neighbor, be aware and help them out. You’re giving a gift of learning. Traveling the world through the written word opens doors in the mind and in life?
I think the doctors have something here. In all of my posts I have encouraged parents, grandparents, caregivers, or anyone who knows children who need some help in reading, to read to them. Not only children gain from this reading together but also the adult. Spending time reading to a child is more rewarding than one realizes. When children are reading on their own have them read to you. Reading out loud helps the child understand what he/she is reading and learn the correct sounds of words with your assistance.
There is nothing like the joy in a child’s face as he/she learns a new word and understands what the story is all about. I love to watch my grandson as I read to him. His face lights up and he tries to read along with me as young as he is at three. I am teaching him letters and he is so bright that he is soaking up the knowledge like a sponge. He loves for me to make up stories for him and he listens with wide eyes and a smile. I have been taking care of him since he was a baby and also my granddaughter who now is seven and in first grade.
With my own children I started reading to them early and singing too. They loved reading books and singing nursery rhymes. They still love to read and now encourage their own children (my five grandchildren) to read. I write for them all and they have become my inspiration to write more. My two middle grandsons are the inspiration for my middle-grade/preteen/young adult series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Books 1-4. These award-winning books are available along with all Jemsbooks on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and Create Space and other online stores.
Here are some reviews of the series.
If you want to have fun and make wonderful memories, read to your children, and later on have them read to you too. Spread the word about Reading and how it may make you healthier and wiser.
By Robert on September 1, 2015 (*****) (Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat)
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Davey & Derek are twin brothers who are celebrating their 11th birthday. They share a gift between themselves called, “twin telepathy.” They also have an aunt named, “Gigi, who happens to be a witch with magical powers. She helps the boys to understand that they have powers of their own and teaches them how to use them.
A theft occurs at a local museum and Davey & Derek decide to use their talents to find the answers to the burglary.
Full of magic and mystery, intrigue and excitement. Such a cute story!
Janice has a theme throughout her book and that is to teach kids how to be polite, kind, and sensitive to other’s feelings.
This is the third in a series of books that she has written and can be enjoyed by itself or as a complete set. Give your child the gift of reading!
HAPPY READING! REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! READ AND SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS!
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