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Fast Food Reading Enjoyment

ImageAre you a parent that is surprised by the language in children’s books?  When we go to the library or bookstore, my lil one wants me to read whatever she grabs off the shelf and I end up changing a lot of what is actually written.  Even though the book ultimately ends in “Happily Ever After”, many of the children’s fiction books are filled with expressions of lack, limiting beliefs, victim/villain, bullying, sarcasm, self-consciousness over appearance expressed, and more.  Even a subscription to Highlights, that was a gift,  has stories that make me cringe and are edited when read them to my tot.  I know I won’t be able to continue my real time editing techniques much longer. She will soon be reading the words, rather than reciting what I read to her.

When I took a homeschooling course at the Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential, they advocated putting together homemade books with stories of the child’s experiences.  They could include family events, family pet, a vacation experience or even a day at the park.  The books can be a short story that describes the photos showing the child having a great time at the pool, swimming and splashing with friends.  The homemade books can be tailored to your child’s age and interests. My daughter loves these personalized books more than any others.

Recently I found a great book at the library called Fast Food by Joost Elffers. It’s cute and colorful and is about different modes of transportation. What makes this book unique is that the photos of the transportation vehicles are all made out of fruit and vegetables.  It is very clever and may even inspire your child to have a stronger affinity towards fruit and vegetables.


Sneak Peak into a New Children’s Book

Chimmy 5in1 Languages is inviting you to have a sneak peak into the making of a new book, “Chimmy Loves Fruits and Vegetables,” written by Patricia Paigerac.  The book is geared to create fun in reading about a little Monkey, Chimmy, who learns that fruits and vegetables are delicious.  Along with teaching children about the importance of eating healthy, this book teaches children five different languages in this book, English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.  The book includes an audio CD to teach parents and children alike the correct pronunciation of the different languages, voices are actors native to that country.

CLICK LINK TO VIEW VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfWQgtWleug

We found that the Chimmy books are great for the entire family.  The new educational children’s book, “Chimmy Loves Fruits and Vegetables” will be available for purchase in September 2011.

Other Chimmy 5in1 books to enjoy:

  • Chimmy Travels to Europe
  • Chimmy Counts to Ten
  • Chimmy 5in1 Alphabet Book
  • Chimmy Fun Activity Book

To find out more about the Chimmy books please visit www.Chimmy5in1.com