Monday, December 22, 2008

MotherTalk review:

Girl Child? Is a reader.

Much like her mother she devours everything she can get her hands on...comic books, novels, the newspaper. She's constantly looking for the next thing. She literally stands over me, waiting for me to finish things so she can have a turn.

Boy Child? Not so much.

That's why I was so pleased to find out about, James Patterson's website resource for finding fabulous books for kids of all ages. There is even a special section specifically for boys! Rock on!

I really like the website. It's extremely easy to use. It is broken down in categories based on age and then further into categories...Action Adventure, Just the Facts, Fantasy, and so on. I found several books on the listing that I think both of my children would be interested in.

From the "About" page on the website: Patterson is a champion of reading and for several years sponsored the James Patterson Pageturner awards, which rewarded people and organizations that spread the excitement and joy of books and reading. Through this and other efforts he has given millions of dollars to people and causes that are working to spread the joy and excitement of reading. READKIDDOREAD—which helps parents and educators connect their children with the books that will turn them into lifelong readers—is his latest innovation in this area.

I'm always excited by things that will help the children read and I think this website is a great resource for any parent, grandparents, aunt or uncle, or just anyone who loves a child. Be sure to check it out.

And be sure to see what other moms are saying at MotherTalk.

1 comment:

Maui Mamma said...

thank you for the reading tip. I teach freshman or is it freshmen English and I have a hard time relating to the non reader...