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Our third book in our Womb to BLOOM to Classroom Series, “Heads or Tails?” is now available on Amazon and other sites. All those purchasing the book will discover a link at the back of the book. Enter the link and join our Newsletter family, and you will receive a second link for the BONUS animated reading of “Heads or Tails?” for your mobile devices. Thank you!
Our second book in our Womb to BLOOM to Classroom Series, “Blueberry Pi” is now available on Amazon and other sites!
All those purchasing the book will receive the BONUS download of the animated reading of the book for your mobile devices when you sign-up for our Newsletter. Thank you and we hope you enjoy this book and the entire series.
Ed Decker, Rewireme.com, wrote the following reasons why reading to a child is important.
6. It builds language skills. According to Reading Is Fundamental, an organization devoted to promoting literacy, ‘Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page.’ Being read to helps build listening skills and concentration, both very important for social interaction. Reading aloud also familiarizes children with the language of books, which is not the same as what they hear on TV or in daily conversations. Books are written with a more formal structure that helps program the brain to be more receptive to learning, especially in the classroom.
7. It establishes reading as something that’s fun, not a chore. When the reader shows excitement, it enlivens the storytelling so it’s even more of a treat for kids. This fun factor can make it a lot easier for children to accept and embrace the reading that will be required of them in school.”
8. “Recent research into the development and acquisition of early literacy skills has conclusively shown that rhythm and rhyme play a hugely important role in literacy development. This is because children’s early literacy skills are about listening and speaking rather than reading and writing. These first two skills are the bedrock foundation for the latter, and create much stronger ability in the latter if ingrained deeply and early on.”
What are the keys to building a strong relationship with your children? We’d love to hear your ideas or experiences you’ve shared with children. These are from my mom.
1) Leaving a special note by their beds at night with a simple encouraging thought or memory. 2) Making cupcakes with them … letting them frost each cupcake with colorful frosting and as many sprinkles as the cupcake can hold (or not hold). 3) Reading bedtime stories that encourage their imaginations. 4) Making snowmen or snow angels. 5) Drawing and coloring a scene from their imagination. 6) Adding glitter to every picture (yes, I know some of you don’ like glitter or cleaning up glitter. But my mom loves it. “Who wouldn’t love something that sparkles?” I’m not a fan, but my cousins loved it. 7) Creating a family time capsule and burying it for someone to uncover a hundred years from now. 8) Creating your own kaleidoscope. 9) Sharing stories from your grandparents and great grandparents. 10) Painting stones with designs.
This wonderful quote is by Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. One way to inspire your children is to read to and with them.
Reading develops your child’s imagination while providing a window into our world and through the universe and back. Your child can learn from the brightest and most creative people living over many centuries who have written their thoughts, dreams, and imaginings.
Cherish books and spending time reading with your child. Read, read, and read to and with your child and share your books. Spend time at the library and visit bookstores. Surround your children with books, read to them, and they will love to read and learn.
A MUST-READ & 5 STARS!!!!!
“The Lost Polymath” written by Kurtis and Ramona Palmer is the first book in the Mystery Hunters Series. Meant for children ages 8 to 13, this book is sure to ignite the interest of children who loves to solve one mystery after another. This is not the usual reference book that will teach you straightaway subjects like mathematics, science, or geography. It is an interactive book that will invite the reader to be a part of the story and to solve the mystery about Professor Septenary. By writing their names within the book itself, the reader will take part in trying to find out about the lost professor, teaming up with mystery hunters Sarah and Christian. They can even draw a picture of themselves on pages reserved for our young detectives.
Aside from being included in the story, the reader will also have the chance to answer several questions within each chapter of the book. In this way, reading becomes even more fun and exciting! By not giving information directly, the reader is urged to research for the answer needed, and this method allows them to recall important facts more effectively. In some instances, they may already know the exact answer to some questions, and being able to write them down right away becomes even a more satisfying activity. It’s not quite often that I find a unique combination of information, mystery, and fun in a book. “The Lost Polymath” is definitely a good read, especially for very inquisitive kids. I know that my nephew is one and I could almost see him excitedly trying to put together the various clues in the story. I just love a good mystery, especially if it’s a book that could also take me to beautiful places around the world.
Though I’m already a grownup, I must admit that I have learned much from this story. I even did my research to find out several facts I didn’t know before about the places mentioned in the book. On top of all that, the book also has a bonus titled “The Mystery of the Missing Milk”, a prequel to the series. I can’t wait to read it, too. This is a very well written and researched book that will captivate the interest of inquisitive readers, rewarding them with knowledge and a sense of adventure they truly deserve.
Professional & Independent Reviewer, Jocelyn Soriano, Reedsy International
We are excited about receiving 5 Stars & 2 Thumbs Up!
Reviewed by Jocelyn Soriano
“Numbers from Heaven” by Kurtis C. R. Palmer & Ramona Palmer is the first picture book in the “Womb to BLOOM to Classroom” series. It has vividly beautiful 3D illustrations that almost leap out of the book’s pages, quickly capturing the interest of young ones. From the very first pages, they’d want to follow Zoey Zebra and P.B., the panda bear, learning and even enhancing the power of their imagination. This book opens to children a whole new world that’s not only educational but also fun and worth their time. Parents and their kids can spend precious bonding moments while learning to count and even recognize some colors. The story itself takes the child to simple exercises in counting, allowing the young one to master the number being taught. Zoey’s story also contains some mystery that kids can look forward to. As she discovers the treasure chest left by her Grandpa, who knows what wonders await her and her friend as they try to unlock the secret behind each key that they possess? Being the first book in a whole series that promises to teach various subjects, parents and children can definitely look forward to new adventures with Zoey and her friends. I was so happy when the book even presented a bonus animated reading of the story for those who subscribe to their Newsletter. I watched it right away and I couldn’t wait to watch for more. I’m certain my nephews would enjoy both the book and the animation as they get to know Zoey and her set of friends. Two thumbs up and five stars for this educational and fun-filled book! REVIEWED BY Jocelyn Soriano
|First Chapter: 50 Words|
Sarah and Christian both dream mysterious dreams. These dreams transport them around the corner, around the globe, and through the universe and back. They’re first cousins and best friends who plan mystery hunts every summer.
Christian’s and Sarah’s grandmother, Tata, had this same gift of prophetic dreams. She called them waking dreams because she dreamt of echoes from the future and then, suddenly, woke up.
She instructed her grandchildren to be cautious of the invisible force that would try to disrupt or stop their quests. She warned them, “This invisible force will try to frighten you, change your circumstances, alter your path, and place obstacles in your way. You were given a special gift. Use it wisely.”
Sarah and Christian were the same age. Christian resembled his dad and his Uncle Virgil, Sarah’s dad. He had dark wavy hair, deep blue-green eyes, and on most days, a half-smile. Sarah described their friendship as “not just family, but Mystery Hunters.”
The cousins were both young, but they loved math, science, astronomy, zoology, and so much more! As Sarah would say, “We love learning … to the ends of the Earth … to the depths of the seas, and beyond … to the heavens.”
Sarah enjoyed climbing tall oak trees with massive limbs she described as “powerful arms holding me in place.” She loved chasing vibrant butterflies wavering in flight and hand-painting small stones to resemble ladybugs and honey bees. Sarah often left these colorful stones attached to a handwritten poem on the steps leading up to her neighbors’ homes. She was unaware everyone knew she left these precious gifts. Her neighbors loved her for her thoughtfulness and kept her sweet secret. Sarah’s family and friends knew she was a poet at heart. She thought deeply about everyone and everything.
Christian was quieter than Sarah. He struggled to make friends in school because of his shyness. But around Sarah, their families, and their two friends, ____________________ and _____________________, he was confident and happy. Christian rarely had a good night’s sleep. As he described himself, “My brain never stops, and I can’t sleep through the night. Even when I’m sleeping, my dreams keep me busy.” Christian enjoyed constructing and flying unique kites. He and his dad designed and built colorful kites shaped like spirals, triangles, stars, planets, and wheels within wheels. They made butterfly kites for Sarah.
Sarah and Christian shared their love for mystery hunts, thin-crust pepperoni pizza, kite flying, apple crisp pie, and dreaming.
Christian loved playing with his dog Ferlinghetti, a black and white sheepdog with a lazy eye. His mother named Ferlinghetti after a famous poet and painter. Ferlinghetti loved to run, and a few times, he ran away. They always found him near the small dog park, next to the Ross Family Community Park. Christian’s dad always remarked with a half-smile, “Ferlinghetti ran away to search for a new name.”