Reading is a child’s opportunity to learn. Many parents are not trained educators. They may not know how to help their children develop vocabulary or math skills.
Glen Carbon, Illinois (PRWEB) June 9, 2006
Every parent is his/her child’s first teacher. Lynnette Schuepbach, local author and illustrator of three children’s picture books Froggy Hollow, Shhhh!!! and Cat Time for ages 0-7, reports, “Reading is a child’s opportunity to learn. Many parents are not trained educators. They may not know how to help their children develop vocabulary or math skills.” Schuepbach’s delightfully colorful picture books entice the child to listen and learn, and simple guidelines in the books enhance parenting skills.
In Froggy Hollow, Shhhh!! and Cat Time, pages are dedicated to the education of parents. With these suggestions, parents learn that repetition is one of the main ingredients for successful learning. Reading books frequently and verbalizing while performing ordinary tasks begin the development of vocabulary. Repetition within a story helps children recognize words on the printed page. They also learn that counting is first a rote concept and then has meaning as the child learns one-to-one consideration. Repeating rote counting adds to a child’s recognition of numbers…the beginning of math skills. Pointing out shapes and colors of objects with the book reinforces other aspects of math and art. Simple tasks like these offer monumental educational experiences.
Froggy Hollow, Shhhh!!! and Cat Time are excellent beginning readers for ages 0-7. Repetition of words and phrases in a rhythmic pattern lead to phonemic awareness and vocabulary enrichment. Froggy Hollow and Cat Time focus on math skills, such as rote counting, one-to-one consideration, the concepts of large/small, big/bigger, and high/low, and telling time. Shhhh!!! teaches about the need for sleep and respect for animals, friends and family. All three can be used as a springboard for further study of science, art and character development.
About the Company:
Lynnette Schuepbach’s goal is to make education a part of every parent’s and child’s daily lives. Her books take reading beyond enjoying a good story, making them a springboard for other educational opportunities. With these learned skills, parents build the confidence and direction to use every minute of their children’s lives as an enjoyable, shared, educational experience. She hopes to capitalize on the vast resource we have in children to make sure that there truly is “no child left behind.”