Should we read to our children beginning at a few months old? I strongly believe we should. It is a time to spend quality time with them, and it makes them feel loved. Reading to them in those early years helps them to not be one of the 20% that graduates and cannot read the diploma. Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are three to four times more likely to drop out in later years. 60% of American inmates are illiterate, and 85% of juvenile offenders have reading problems.
What are the advantages of attending the programs presented at the library? One is that they are very informative, and you can learn many new things. They are very entertaining for our children, and the children learn while having fun. Some of the programs encourage quality time between the parent and child. One very good advantage of attending library programs is that they are FREE!!!! After attending the programs, you can check out books about the program subject or other interests, movies, and CDs for FREE.
So it’s February 8th, which to me means that it’s 11 days after my birthday, 33 days until St. Patrick’s Day, and the middle of NCAA basketball season. To the world around me, though, it means that it’s 6 days until Valentine’s Day.
The second season of Who Do You Think You Are? began this past week. Which stars have a Kansas City connection? Midwest Genealogy Center volunteer and professional researcher Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy did research for both the Tim McGraw and Ashley Judd episodes.
My husband and I love to go camping. We usually start planning on where we are going to go in January and February. This is because some campgrounds are so popular that they get filled up for the summer before winter even ends. When we have decided where we want to camp, I start looking for books at the library on the area.
Once I reached middle age, the subject of health became a major topic of interest to me. Lots of topics about physical and mental well-being, including Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes, started popping up in television shows, health newsletters, magazines, and numerous books. Whether the focus is exercise, diet, sleep, or alternative medicine, I have been drawn to read and process as much information as possible in an effort to learn more about how to promote and sustain good health.