Fun and Educational Books for a Kindergarten Classroom Both Students and Teachers Will Love

The successful Kindergarten teacher has a “magic sauce” that he or she uses when deciding what books to include in her classroom library. To help you understand what this sauce is and how this teacher uses this sauce, let’s compare two different scenarios. In both scenarios, you are in an English Literature classroom.

In the first instance, you are reading a book in the Sci-Fi genre – which you absolutely detest by the way. Learning about things that do not even exist hold absolutely no interest for you. You are neither happy nor open-minded about having to spend numerous classroom days reading this book.

In the second case, you are reading a book in the romance genre – which you absolutely cannot get enough of. You eagerly look forward to class every day because you want to learn more about this book and the characters in it.

In which scenario do you think you would learn more? Of course you know it is the second instance in which you absorb more information. The romance genre interested you, whereas the Sci-Fi genre did not. In the second scenario, you were already motivated to learn about the book. You were happy about getting to read a romance book and you were mentally psyched up for it.

Motivation is a critical part of learning. It’s how we get students to engage academically. The student who wants to learn about a particular subject is almost always going to take in and retain more information. Studies have even shown that students who are motivated to learn use higher cognitive processes while they are learning.

So maybe one day in school, you are reading a book to your kindergartners about different animals and what kind of homes they live in. The book is one the students can relate to because they live in homes and many of them have animals as pets. All of the children are attentive and completely “into” the book as you read it to them. When you have finished reading, you can tell by the discussion afterwards that everyone learned a lot.

However, on another day, you have a lesson plan where you want to teach your class about plants and you have this great book that will be just perfect for the job. However, there is a glitch. In this instance, you teach school in a neighborhood where the kids have never seen a garden, let alone helped plant one.

This is where your skills as an educator come in. You need to motivate your kindergartener students to want you to read that book so they can learn more about plants. They need to know how plants fit into their own world. There are numerous ways you could spark the class’s interest in plants. You could discuss the fact that much of our food comes from plants, why plants are important to the earth, and even have the class plant some vegetable or flower seeds.

As a kindergarten teacher, you have a big advantage. Most five and six-year olds still have a long way to go before they become decisive about what does and does not interest them. The brain of the younger child is still growing and he/she is much more open to learning new things than an older child or an adult. That’s a good thing for educators because it opens the door to an unlimited amount of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

Back to that question – can your kindergarten library be filled with books that are both thoroughly enjoyable and educational at the same time? I am sure you figured out by now that the answer is indeed “yes.”

Plain and simple, you can teach your kindergarten class about anything. You just have to make sure that the subject interests them. And if you think the subject may not initially interest them, then it’s your job to make sure that it does.

Learning More With Educational Books

They say that the internet is killing the book industry, but one area that it is certainly not being overrun is in the educational books department. Every year millions of students around the world purchase educational books to help assist them on their school, college, university or master degree courses.

What has always staggered me is the cost of these books. Firstly when you go into the bookstore they are not easy to find, but when you do finally manage to track them down these educational books are often twice or three times the price of a regular autobiography and up to six times as much as a short novel. So why are these books so expensive?

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they don’t expect to sell to many so they increase the price to make a decent profit off of them. The bestselling novels authors can expect sales up to 30 million copies, Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons sold 39 million copies to date and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that 5 pounds a book, even with the publishing fees and agents he has made a healthy profit.

So why can you purchase a interesting story from Dan Brown for about 5, pounds but when it comes to purchasing educational books it could cost you up to 40 pounds? I honestly have no answer to this question but I do know of a way that you could obtain them cheaper.

The internet is a wonderful resource and if used correctly it can provide you with substantial benefits, for example if you search on eBay for the educational books you would probably find someone who has completed the course that you are currently taken and has the book for sale. More often than not you will be spoilt for choice.

Education is the cornerstone of a well rounded individual and they say that we learn something new every day. If you think about it this is very true. There is probably not one day of your life that goes by where you don’t learn a new piece of information that wasn’t in your possession at the start of the day. A wise man once said that the day we stop learning is the day we die.

Make sure that you don’t stop learning and if you were looking for a piece of information to learn for today then consider yourself taught. Now get online and find some books.

Leap Frog – My First Leap Pad Educational Book

Teaching your child how to read books the first time around is a very difficult thing to do. Many parents who have come across this experience could attest to this difficulty. To make the reading experiences seem like a fun time rather than an academic chore, a lot of toy companies like LeapFrog Enterprises have devised many toys to assist your child to explore their reading potential. The Leap Frog My First Leap Pad educational books are just few of the many models of fun toys in which your child can both learn and enjoy.

The My First Leap Pad is an educational book that aims to lend a hand to children as they struggle on first learning and reading their first books and stories. With proper intervention and moral support from parents, coupled by the right and appropriate reading tools, you would realize how your child can pick up reading the right way in such a short time. As parents it is quite natural that you will find yourselves in this dilemma but you have to note that reading is one of the most basic foundations of child’s learning that you should not underestimate – for this will foster in your child the enthusiasm to explore the world of books and literature. To help improve your child with reading, Leap Pad books can suffice with their captivating images that would surely fascinate your little tot.

When it comes to promoting preschool readiness, the Leap Frog My First Leap Pad has got all the answers. It comes with different sounds and activities that wouldn’t drone your child in boredom and would gladly entertain him or her for a few hours. It has audio introduction to the books so that your child can familiarize himself with the basic words in the leap pad books. It has a built in magic pen in which can aid your child in learning how to pronounce some words and letters. Kids would be thrilled to find out that characters in the books can actually come in life with audio and sounds.

There are many variations of themes and designs for leap pad books – to name a few, Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh, Cars, Disney’s Princesses and many more wide array of choices to choose from. Always remember that it is quite understandable and normal that you may notice that your children (at some point of the day) tend to be lazy and bored when it comes to reading. This struggle is quite natural as children, especially preschoolers, have short attention span and tend to do different things one after the other.

As parents, it is both your duty and opportunity to supervise them in this feat.