April 13, 2008

Bookworm Inaugural Episode

Returned to an old hobby lately; reading. Felt that I needed to do something to feed this brain of mine, as it has been malnutrion for more than a year, really have to start before it starts to shrink to the size of a pea.

No more fiction books from Dan Brown or any suspense writers as it gets predictable and disappointing after a while. So I embarked on a new objective; to read plenty of non-fiction books on parenting. Need to get more knowledge on how to be a better parent, maximise the potential of my child and learn how to really enjoy this journey of a child growing up. Especially the precocious age of 1-6 years old.

Now patiently awaiting these books from amazon.com;

The Preschool Years by Ellen Galinsky and Judy David

The review on Amazon :
"offer practical solutions to everyday parenting problems such as discipline, learning, routines, family relations, work, and child care...the authors introduce the latest findings on child development to support their views."

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
The review on Amazon :
"...demonstrates that parents need to lighten up and spend a few hours giggling with their kids. Play is inherently educational for children, he claims, and parents can learn plenty by examining the games kids play--from peekaboo to practical jokes...and how learning to appreciate these games can lead to surprising emotional insights..."

Mommy, Teach Me!: Preparing Your Preschool Child for a Lifetime of Learning by Barbara Curtis

The review on Amazon :
"The preschool years are by far the most valuable for building character and instilling a love of learning...will help you tune into your child's developmental needs and show you how to turn every day at home into a learning adventure your child will never forget. "
These 3 are just a few of those books that I have recently purchased from Amazon.com. Really looking forward to reading them and seeing how I can apply them with Kyle. Will surely follow up in future entries on valuable and practical tips from these books.

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