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review 2018-04-18 20:49
Book Review of Little Bear and His Chair by Claressa Swensen & Illustrated by Alena Paklina

 

Book Review of Little Bear and His Chair by Claressa Swensen & Illustrated by Alena Paklina

 

Review 5*

 

This is a wonderfully illustrated story for children aged between 3 and 8. I loved it!

 

I love the colourful illustrations done by Alena Paklina. They bring this short story to life and will engage a child who hasn’t fully grasped how to read yet, but who can follow the story with ease as it's been read to them by their parent. It compliments the short story written by the author so one is transported directly into the tale. Depending on the child’s age and reading ability, the author has written a charming story that is easy enough for a young reader to follow, as she uses simple words that will not confuse a child.

 

The story is a simple but important one about learning to share. Little Bear has a lovely chair but refuses to share it. Because of his selfish behaviour, he has been left out of the fun and become lonely, which is no fun at all. He learns that by sharing, he is included in all the fun and games with his friends. This then translates into teaching the young reader how it is better to share when playing with their friends or siblings. Some adults reading this book may decide that this book is also about bullying as Little Bear is not exactly nice to his friends. However, this is not the impression I found when reading it. I suppose it depends on your upbringing and what your life experiences have made to you as a reader, and how you interpret a book in a certain way. I can only go on my impression of this book and I think it’s a lovely book that can entertain as well as educate. Everyone’s opinion is different, so I will leave you to decide if, after reading the sample, whether you would want your child to either listen to you read it, or they read this book on their own.

 

This book is suitable to read as a bedtime story, or anytime at all, especially if a child has a short attention span. It is a quick read, so even if they haven’t settled down, the lovely pictures will entertain the children.

 

Claressa Swensen is a new author to me, as I have not read her other children’s books. However, I would definitely read more of her books in the future.

 

I highly recommend this book to children aged 3 upwards and to adults looking for a fun but educational read for their children. – Lynn Worton (Book Reviews by Lynn)

 

P.S. This book has not yet been published and will be on Kickstarter for a crowdfunding campaign at the beginning of May. Please consider donating to it. The link to the campaign will follow once it goes live on 1st May 2018.

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url 2018-04-13 10:45
Shifting Educational Goals Conscious Parenting Book Excerpt in Times of Malta
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Shifting Educational Goals Times of Malta
Education should teach children how to ask appropriate questions, how to analyse a problem, stimulate a desire to learn, and flexibility to consider different points of view.
Education should teach children how to ask appropriate questions, how to analyse a problem, stimulate a desire to learn, and flexibility to consider different points of view.

One of the biggest problems of education today is that the ‘factory model’ of teaching: the top-down approach and the rewards-and-punishments ap­proach, limit students’ ability to contribute with their imagination and creativity.

[quote]In the Finnish educational model, active learning is taken seriously. Schoolchildren do not sit at their desks memorising
- Natasa Pantovic[/quote]
The system needs a shift in focus: from one that teaches children a curriculum, to the one that inspires lifelong learning. Education has to shift from conveying knowledge in a static curriculum package to enabling teachers and students to view knowledge as a dynamic entity that is constantly changing.

Both Waldorf and Montessori learning methods establish a collaborative environment without tests, with the child’s learning and creativity at the centre of the focus. They go against the grain of traditional educational methods.

To read the full Conscious Parenting book excerpt published in Times of Malta Education Section by Nataša Nuit Pantović please go to:

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120527/education/Shifting-education-goals.421503

Source: www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120527/education/Shifting-education-goals.421503
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url 2018-04-13 10:22
Educational Methods reaping rewards - Conscious Parenting Training in Times of Malta
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Nordic countries’ teaching methods reaping rewards

Unesco statistics of tertiary education enrollment by country show that while 21.5 per cent of Maltese students successfully enrol into university each year, 70 per cent of the students in Nordic countries continuing their education after secondary school.

Nordic countries use techniques and tools that encourage collaboration
- Nataša Pantovic

Comparing the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) with other EU countries, the difference clearly stands out. Steering towards a knowledge society for them meant higher education became a must. It also appears that the Nordic educational system uses methodologies and tools that ultimately encourage and inspire learning.

To read Times of Malta Article, Book Excerpt from Nataša Nuit Pantović https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120318/education/Nordic-countries-teaching-methods-reaping-rewards.411568

Source: www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120318/education/Nordic-countries-teaching-methods-reaping-rewards.411568
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text 2018-01-11 10:11
Reasons to Purchase Kids Educational Toys Online

There is no doubt that children learn significant skills through play so that parents make use of it to encourage their early development.  Instead of giving normal toys for kids, you can present them educational toys. It is not only fun but also helps your kid learn new things in the exciting and different manner from their early age. Here, we have listed out some of the important reasons why it is a great to invest in quality educational toys for your toddler.

 

Why educational toys are important for kids:

 

In the early years, kids used to involve in many functional plays in such place they will access the same toy repeatedly for the same purpose. By doing so, toddlers get confidence in their abilities that lead them to explore and play with several new things. Therefore, buying kids educational toys online will help your child’s development. It is important to purchase educational toys based on kid’s age. Below, we mentioned reasons to buy educational toys according to kid’s age.

 

  • Whenever you wish to teach something to a child, try to make learning fun because kids learn much better, when it is something fun.
  • Toys are significant in serving your child grow and develop. Therefore, make use of educational toys for 1 year old baby, it helps them explore and learn new things from his or her early years.
  • With the help of educational toys for kids 3 years old, you can assist them to reach different milestone
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text 2017-12-02 08:04
Ideal Place To Buy Kids Educational Toys Online

Do you have experienced before online products buy? Nowadays, the online platform is easier for all the new and experienced customers to encounter their needs. The individual who have 1 year old baby looking for the entertainment take a look at the purchase of quality and innovative toys.

 

We are the reliable and familiar online store deliver the comprehensive toys for all your kids, preschooler and toddlers. We offer educational toys for 1 year old baby specially designed and made of safe and quality material. Our latest arrival of toys is wooden stacking train; wooden hand puzzle, etc improve the skills and creativity in their mind. The entire parents get the good idea for their kid’s enjoyment buying the premium quality and online toys buy.

 

We additionally offer educational toys for kids 3 years old to keep your kid active; good sleep in the nightmare, change of future career, etc. Our competitive price offering gift items and toys give the comfort to the buyer grab at anytime and from anywhere. We show the wonderful and beautiful collection of quality toys make the selection reliable one.

 

Our kids educational toys online helpful for the kid’s growth and customized toys safe to utilize along with secure packing. You can explore the best toys from our store and place an order any of the toys under the kid’s age. Now, you can receive special offers and make the kids dream happier playing with the beautiful toys.

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