The school year has zipped by so fast (although it didn’t feel like that when you were going through it) that it is summer once again. My son’s school has given a Summer Book List again, appropriate for 12 to 13 year olds.
March 28th, 2009 — Books and Reviews
January 11th, 2009 — Parenting and Education
Kids vary in terms of how fast they learn how to read. For some, it may be quite automatic, that some parents are surprised when their kids come home from school one day and just start reading by themselves. In some cases, it may take a little more time and effort on the part of the parent, to teach a particular child to read.
November 15th, 2008 — Books and Reviews
It has been a little over four months since Claretian Publications launched my first book, Mom’s A Stewardess (Or Why There is No Vacation from Your Vocation) — Stories of Stewardship. The book is already out of stock in some of the National BookStore, Powerbooks, and Best Seller branches so if you are planning to buy a copy or buy copies for this Christmas, please make sure to call and check with your nearest bookstore first.
July 5th, 2008 — Books and Reviews
Now, it’s time for a plug. As much as this site is designed to promote the importance of reading, as I have said before, children will read books if they see their parents reading.
April 7th, 2008 — Books and Reviews
Summer is a great time to stop, relax and read a good book. Given that the school year has just ended in the Philippines, as a parent, you may want to take your children to the bookstore and have them pick out some stories and novels that they are interested in.
March 9th, 2008 — Parenting and Education
Summer is fast approaching and am sure parents are on the look-out for activities which will keep their kids occupied during the two- to three-month break. Are you looking for a program that will help your 5 to 6-year old children to read?
February 3rd, 2008 — Books and Reviews
Spot’s Rainy Day by Eric Hill is one of my kids’ favorite books. It’s a Play-a-Sound book so kids can have fun pressing squares which make the following sounds: a dog’s laughter; raindrops; the tweeting of a bird; the meowing of a cat; the ringing of a bell; the croaking of a frog; and the quacking of a duck.
December 31st, 2007 — Books and Reviews
One of my daughter’s favorite books is Haluhalo Espesyal (Haluhalo Special) by Yvette Ferreol, with illustrations by Jill Arwen Posadas. The story is about Jackie, a young girl who gets sick and is nursed back to health by the delicious food from her Lola Itang’s kitchen.
November 13th, 2007 — Parenting and Education
One of the things that I like about my kids’ schools is how they encourage the children to enjoy reading more. In my son’s school they had what you call a “Pass the Book” project where all kids brought home one book each to read every week. As soon as one was done with the book, he then “passed it on” to the next person and assuming that there are 52 weeks in a year, by the end of the first year, everyone would have already read 52 books.
October 22nd, 2007 — Books and Reviews
Uuwi na ang Nanay kong si Darna translates to My Mother Darna is Coming Home. It was written by Edgar Samar and illustrated by Russell Molina. It won the Grand Prize in the 2002 PBBY Salanga Writers’ Prize.