Bringing Up Bookmonsters: The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child Into a Fearless, Ravenous Reader
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DescriptionIntroducing: Bookmonsters The confident, fun-loving, and academically advanced species also known as "children." Learning to read is a monstrously important milestone in a child's life. For parents who aren't sure how to make it happen, approaching that milestone can be very, very scary. But it doesn't have to be. In Bringing Up Bookmonsters, wife-and-husband team Amber and Andy Ankowski show parents how easy it can be to get their kids to develop a long-lasting love of reading, with no flashcards, timers, or quizzes required. It's never too early to promote literacy. The Ankowskis provide dozens of tactics to help promote literacy from the time a child is born through their early school years. With research-based tips, parents will learn to:
- Talk to a Bookmonster: How to communicate with your child. Language acquisition and literacy are closely linked. Strategies for talking to kids to build language skills
- Listen to a Bookmonster: Research shows that children develop better language skills when parents are responsive. Strategies include interpreting your child's preverbal signs and responding to their roars
- Build a Bookmonster habitat: Start building an at-home library. Strategies include how to make the most out of fewer books
- Adapt screen time for Bookmonsters: How to keep your budding bookmonster from turning into a zoned-out zombie. Strategies include using technology to promote literacy
- Work a Bookmonster's memory: How to teach "sight words" and strategies to practice identifying them in the real world
- Make your Bookmonster to laugh: Learning is easier with jokes Wordplay helps teach valuable language lessons. Strategies include jokes for kids of all ages
- Teach a Bookmonster to spell, to write, to identify weird words, and much more.
April 27, 2021
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About the Author
Amber Ankowski earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she extensively studied children's language development. Her research has been published in academic journals including Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. She teaches psychology at UCLA and lives in LA. Andy Ankowski studied creative writing while obtaining his BA in English at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently an award-winning advertising copywriter and creative director who specializes in explaining complex products and services in simple - and often laugh-out-loud funny - ways. He lives in LA.