What’s In Your Child’s Bookcase Wordy Wednesday: Show Me How! Giveaway and the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop!
A HOPPY EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA BLOG HOP
APRIL 20 – APRIL 25
THIS IS A MEGA-GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP HOSTED BY:
I AM A READER NOT A WRITER AND ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT
THERE WILL BE ONE COPY OF SHOW ME HOW! IN MY GIVEAWAY (USA ONLY)
MANDATORY ENTRY: YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG BY CLICKING ON “EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS” AND ALSO LEAVE A COMMENT
IN THE COMMENT FIELD
THERE ARE OVER 250 BLOGS PARTICIPATING IN THIS GIVEAWAY HOP
YOU CAN CLICK ON THIS LINK AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE LINKY LIST
SO NOW I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE BOOK AND WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO WIN THE COPY!
My passion for children’s picture books began over fifty years ago. As I sat on my mother’s lap and helped her turn the pages of The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, a new and exciting world was revealed to me.
As a kindergarten and Head Start teacher, I developed a program that used picture books, not only for entertainment and enjoyment, but also to help young children deal with the challenges they face in those early years.
During my years as a daycare provider and mother of three, I continued reading picture book stories to the children on a daily basis, and I added crafting and cooking activities to enhance and enrich their learning experience.
I found that reading, crafting and cooking with young children helped build their self-esteem. These activities also developed their pre-literacy skills and each child entered kindergarten ready to read, if not reading already. Best of all, my positive interaction created a life-long parent-child bond.
So, I decided to share the stories, the crafts and the recipes and I wrote a book all about them.
SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING, is for parents, grandparents, teachers, daycare providers…basically anyone who is involved in the care and education of young children.
- It pinpoints 100 picture book stories every young child should hear.
- It offers a story summary and a gentle parenting tip for each recommended title.
- It provides a simple eco-friendly arts and crafts project that ties in with each story.
- It gives an easy healthful child-friendly recipe for each suggested picture book.
Believe me, I know how overwhelming parenting can be…and that’s why I wrote the book! It’s really a fantastic resource for busy parents and teachers who need a shortcut to educational, fun-filled, self-esteem building activities. I found that when children are provided with these types of activities on a daily basis, there is balance and harmony and PEACE in the home.
Now, some of you might be saying, “I have too much to do already. How will I find the time to do those activities?”
Just 15 minutes is all it takes to read a picture book story.
Just 15 minutes is all it takes to do the simple craft.
Just 15 minutes is all it takes to prepare most of the easy recipes.
There is also a neat schedule at the end of the book that would be perfect for someone who is homeschooling their children or even for a daycare provider who is looking for some time-management tips.
The book has been endorsed by parents, educators, self-esteem experts and picture book authors. Everyone who picks it up says that it is magical. Everyone who reads it loves it. It’s been reviewed on more than a dozen mom and dad blogs…and they have all recommended it. Several posted pictures of their own children engaged in the some of the craft projects.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has also recommended that all of their chapter headquarters, in cities across the country, purchase it to keep on hand as a resource for the families they help. I donate a portion of the proceeds of each book sale to JDRF. The sales of my book also benefit a mobile children’s literacy outreach organization, www.Bessthebookbus.org.
So, if you don’t win the copy in this giveaway, maybe you’ll want to purchase it on my website and you will be helping both of these worthwhile causes. You’ll also be guaranteeing that you won’t run out of ideas of what to do with your little ones in the coming months. And, if you don’t have little ones, remember Mother’s Day is just around the corner…this would be a great gift idea for any mothers or grandmothers or mothers-to-be that you know. If you do have little ones, perhaps your child’s daycare provider or nursery school teacher could use some fresh ideas. And don’t forget about graduation…if you know anyone who is receiving a degree in Early Childhood Education, the book will be a perfect resource for them as they go out to work with young children.
Last month, I visited my daughter in New Hampshire and was able to read, craft and cook with my 2½ year old grandson. I can guarantee that the book REALLY WORKS! The Show-Me-How Story-time Program has also been implemented in some of the schools in my city and, if you’ve read my “Follow-Me-Friday: Where’s Miss Vivian?” posts, you’ll know how much fun the children are having when I visit the Pre-K’s and kindergartens to read picture books and do craft projects.
Right now you have an opportunity to win the FREE COPY that I am offering as part of the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop. To be entered in this giveaway, there are three things you can do. The giveaway begins at 12:01am Wednesday, April 20th and ends Monday, April 25th at 11:59pm.
1. Mandatory entry: subscribe to my blog…there is a place on the left sidebar to do that…leave a comment to let me know. (If you already subscribe, please leave a comment to let me know that also.)
3. Post my giveaway on twitter or facebook. Please leave a comment to let me know.
4. Blog about my book giveaway on your blog. Again, please leave a comment and your blog address.
No matter how you enter, please make sure you leave your name, so that I’ll know how you entered and I will be able to contact you if you are the WINNER!
There are over 200 blogs participating in the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop. If you click on the link, you should be able to visit the other blogs and see what great stuff they are giving away!
Have fun hopping around…and good luck!
Posted on April 20, 2011, in children, contests, Cooking with children, crafting, Daycare Providers, families, GIVEAWAYS, Homeschooling, JDRF, parenting, Positive Parental Participation, Pre-literacy skills, Preschool Teachers, preschoolers, reading to preschoolers, self-esteem and tagged children, cooking with children, crafting, Early childhood education, Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, parenting, Positive Parental Participation, READING WITH CHILDREN, self-esteem. Bookmark the permalink. 63 Comments.