Thursday musings - Popping this pic on as I found my daughter reading it in bed last night ( she's watching a performance of Hamlet at school today) and I just marvelled at the fact she was reading Shakespeare for pleasure and not because she had to ( my school experience!). Also there is no preconceived idea that it is too hard or dull. It got me wistfully thinking about how introducing ideas early and in positive, fun ways creates such better outcomes and understanding later on. I'm really hoping this will ring true regarding our decision to live with less and more mindfully. I guess time will tell. With all the political unrest going on at the moment here in the U.K, it's just nice to feel hopeful about the next generation in this way. Happy Thursday folks. 😊 #wistful#colourcrush#clutterfreeliving#decluttering#parenting#beautifulbooks#shakespeareiscool#loveshakespeare#cosyhome#snapshotsoflife#earlyyearsmatter#smallthings#whimsical
How long will it take to become a Speed Reader, and how fast will I be able to read?
That varies from person to person.
For normal, Left-Brained adults, it generally takes a couple of weeks to become a good Speed Reader. And your final reading speed may be 2 or 3 times faster than your current reading speed (so, maybe you'll be able to Speed Read at about 400 to 800 words per minute with pretty good comprehension). Only 1% of all readers can read faster than 450 wpm.
But Right-Brained individuals can often attain much faster reading speeds, with good comprehension. One 55+ year old lady I recently taught was able to easily read at 1,200 wpm with good comprehension (she was Left-handed). Young children, ADHD, and Dyslexics can often outpace normal Left-Brained adults. Is not unusual for these to achieve rates of over 2,000 wpm with very good comprehension. And some of them reach these high rates on their FIRST DAY OF SPEED READING. So, there is a wide variation in final results.
Everybody benefits. But Right Brainers will benefit more.
Also, any individual will do better if he will put in daily practice of at least 15-30 minutes per day. No train, no gain.
Senang banget rasanya #minYOI bisa ngobrol bareng Eugenie 😹😹😹. Ia bercerita tentang pengalamannya bersama Puyo dan Taman Bacaan Pelangi @pelangibook menularkan virus membaca di kawasan timur Indonesia dengan membangun tiga rumah baca dan menyediakan berbagai kegiatan literasi.
Kesukaannya membaca sudah dimulai sejak kecil apalagi di sekolahnya dulu ada waktu membaca selama 30 menit. Terlebih ketika mulai berkecimpung di dunia wirausaha, Eugenie harus banyak belajar dari buku. Di tengah kesibukan, kadang harus mencuri waktu sebelum tidur atau saat perjalanan untuk menyelesaikan sebuah buku.
Rekomendasi buku dari Eugenie:
-Lean In (Sheryl Sandberg)
-Delivering Happiness (Tony Hsieh)
° #bookvirus merupakan sebuah kampanye literasi: menyebarkan insight (yang kami sebut “virus”) dan menularkan virus tersebut kepada teman-teman di sekelilingnya.
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📖 Kid Lit Thursday 📖
Another one for the hands-on type of toddlers. A gorgeous book in a larger format that enables your Little Tradies to try out their fixing/buildings skills endlessly!
As you can see our ‘tools’ have already been well loved since Christmas... 🛠My First Toolbox🛠
From 1 measuring tape to 5 cuts in the wood, your Little One will get to interact with every single page all on their own (after a couple of practice runs). A simple yet brilliant design shows that one book can be enough to keep even the youngest ones entertained over & over again.
If that’s your type of books (or if you like beautiful children books in general), go check out @pickwicksproutkidz ‘s selection! 😍
Check out my Stories to see it in action (well a very awkward one-handed left-handed type of action...). Pictured our personalised Hero Cape and Balloon Cover, perfect gifts for Active Little People!
If you go to a book store and don't come away with books, did you even really go?
I thought we would review our current book collection before acquiring more, but these few by @usborne_books and @campbell_books seemed to jump into our basket.
We are loving interactive books at the moment, and animals are a constant favourite.
Full review to come.
1 137 hours ago
Little Beginners Early Learning: Animals
Boardbook - 10 pages
Bright neon illustrations make identifying animals fun!
Muy pronto llega la @filbogota y con ella una gran cantidad de eventos. Por tal razón, @panamericanaeditorial me está apoyando para dar a difundir mi trabajo a través de diferentes medios de comunicación.
Cabe resaltar, que la forma más efectiva para llegar a más personas, es el voz a voz. Ustedes, los lectores, que siempre me acompañan, pueden ayudarme a conquistar más y más colegios ciudades y países.
I'm so excited to share this book with my niecy when she's a little older! In fact, I wish I had an adventure fantasy novel where Black and Brown kids save the day led by a dynamic little Afro-Latina when I was a young girl.
The power of one book is amazing! We just finished reading this book together last week. Here is what happened as a direct result of this book
1. The boys have become obsessed with bird watching. They have requested that I purchase bird watching supplies for my son's upcoming birthday so that they can spend this spring studying birds.
2. They have both started writing and typing out their own book series called "The Yeti Scouts". It is about two brothers and their adventure trying to find the yeti.
3. They have studied swamps, marshlands, and the topography of the state of Louisiana....oh, and the Yeti!! We discussed environmentalism and the impact of human greed on animal habitats. And of course, we laughed a lot!!! I would highly recommend this book as a read aloud for children age 6-12 years of age!
Seeing Noah pour over the book shelves here, makes me smile widely. This boy got a great report from his lovely teacher, yesterday. The biggest highlight was hearing about what a good writer he is, and then getting to read some of his stories. His love of reading, and literacy strengths - as well as his attempts at playing class joker 😆 - were a real joy to hear about. I love everything about this kid and the fact he loves to read is amazing.
Do you know what though, Noah is a late summer baby and when he was in F2 they had him in literacy intervention sessions. When he started school I had two kids 22 months apart and another on the way so I was pretty chill about the whole thing, but his teachers basically thought he was worryingly behind. It didn't bother me for a second because a. I was fecking exhausted and just glad he'd taken his pants off his head before leaving for school and b. I knew that he loved being read to, even though he found technical skills of reading and writing hard until he reached about 7yrs. Now he's exceeding expectations for his age group and at 9 years old has a reading age of 14.
In celebration of the recent release of Waldock's Wizards & Wands, let's have a magical giveaway!
One lucky person will win: •Waldock's Wizards & Wands Curriculum •The Illustrated Sorcerer's Stone Book •Magical Beasts Board Game, Harry •Potter Coloring Book
•Aragog's Lair Lego Kit
•Owl Dissection Kit & Identification Cards •Harry, Ron, & Hermione Peg Dolls
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It’s #BNBookHaul ! Head to your local @barnesandnoble or shop online to get TONS of my books for 50% off TODAY including...
-Along Came a Spider
-Kiss The Girls
-Red Alert: NYPD Red
-Target Alex Cross
-Max Einstein and many, many more!
Three hungry beasts heading off to Bologna (via Cambridge) today. I'm really excited about this story and hope that publishers like it too.
I wanted to find a way to talk about big, scary things like capitalism and consumption so a big, scary beast felt like a good way to do that. But despite the subject I think this might be the most fun book I've ever made; sometimes we need to laugh at horrible things to be able to deal with them.