How can you instill a love of reading in your children? The following tips will help you.
1. Go to the library.
Take your children to the library as often as you can. There is a great selection of books there, and kids can even pick out movies and video games. Allow your children to choose which books they want to read so they can figure out what they like and what they don't like.
2. Incorporate books into your daily routine.
Keeps books in your home. Make sure they are handy. Even if you read in short spurts, you are still benefiting your children.
3. Embrace all forms of reading.
Does your child enjoy reading magazines? That's great! They don't have to peruse the classics in order to benefit from reading. Allow them to choose things that interest them.
4. Pick topics your kids like.
Choose books that tap into an interest that your child has. Even things like comic books are fine; just make sure they are reading!
5. Pose questions.
As you go through the story, ask your child about the action. For example, you could say, "Does this picture tell you anything about what is happening in the story?"
Find a place where you and your child can cuddle up and read together. The bed or the couch are ideal places. Also, set up a little reading nook for your child, so that they can read by themselves.
7. Encourage reading.
Keep a book for your children in the car or in your bag. If they have a moment where they are waiting around, like at a restaurant, encourage them to read. Did you know it may even boost children’s intelligence?
8. Pick up old favorites over and over.
If your child has a favorite book, encourage them to read it more than once. This will help improve their self-esteem, because they will feel confident in their reading ability.
9. Rhyming is great!
Books that rhyme or repeat phrases are wonderful for children. They can take part in reading the story!
10. Read before bed.
Read your children a story before bed each night. It is a wonderful way to help them wind down, and it is something that you can all do together.
Underground Author Throws Literary Rulebook Out of Window, Releasing “Rebellious” Book of Short Stories that Captures Life’s Boundless Tapestry.
The whopping sixteenth book by Tony Nesca, ‘Junkyard Lucy’ is a bold and intense collection of stories that free-flow to cover everything from sex and death to rebellious youths, music and love. It’s all part of Nesca’s mandate to wage war on literary mediocrity, stand out from the crowd and compel readers to cut to the core of what it really means to be human.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba – Writer Tony Nesca refuses to sugarcoat the truth; most new books these days are nothing but a recycling of the “same-old” concepts that are bland, formulaic and don’t keep readers engaged. However, Nesca is bucking all trends with gusto – waging war on this stagnant mediocrity and embarking on artistic freedom that has Hunter S. Thompson posthumously smiling.
Everything unravels in ‘Junkyard Lucy’, Nesca’s sixteenth published book. This isn’t just a book of short stories about life, but a searing and intense exploration of humanity that truly knows no rules. Expect Nesca to get the palms sweating with his rhythmic prose that is almost romantic, before tearing the rhythm up to chill his readers with raw and blunt “street-style” exposes’ of life’s unpredictability.
There really isn’t anything quite like it on the market.
Junkyard Lucy is a collection of stories by underground writer Tony Nesca. Stylistically alternating between Nesca’s unique free-flow style, full of that incredible, rhythmic prose that only he can do, and street-tough, short declarative sentences, the writing shows incredible range. The themes are varied and widespread – from love, sex, music, death, old age, rebellious youth and everything in-between, Junkyard Lucy is a subversive celebration of being alive, a romantic, sexually charged discourse on life, alive, unfettered and free.
“The book is extremely unique, humorous, yet retains a serious quality that could just have readers reconsidering every shred of their existence,” explains Nesca who, along with his wife, founded publisher Screamin’ Skull Press. “Every other book is a rip-off of another rip-off. The bookstores are packed with these endless vampire stories and dystopian fairy tales. Where is our Anais Nin? Our Hunter S. Thompson? I want to break free of the mold and rebel.”
Continuing, “We’re at a very unique time in both global and social history; discord is running high and people around the world are looking for mavericks to speak on behalf of them and affect tangible change. I hope my work inspires other artists to embrace the freedom available to them, join me in the rebellion and speak on behalf of all in humanity.”
With the volume’s demand expected to be high, interested readers are urged to secure their copies as soon as possible.
For more information, as well as to explore the author’s vast bibliography, visit the official website: http://screamingskullpress.com.
About the Author:
Tony Nesca was born in Torino, Italy in 1965 and moved to Canada at the age of three. He was raised in Winnipeg but relocated back to Italy several times until finally settling in Winnipeg in 1980. He taught himself how to play guitar and formed an original rock band playing the local bars for several years. At the age of twenty-seven he traded his guitar for a Commodore 64 and started writing seriously. He has published six chapbooks of stories and poems (which he used to sell straight out of his knapsack at local dives and bookstores), six novels, four books of poetry and has been an active contributor to the underground lit scene for ten years, being published in innumerable magazines both online and in print. He currently resides in Winnipeg.
Tony Nesca and his wife, Nicole Isabella Nesca, are the editors of the underground publishing company Screamin’ Skull Press.
By: RP Momsen
A very funny science fiction adventure that will change the way you look at life, the universe and why we're all here.
Billions of years ago, our universe was born. Not really that terribly exciting for most life forms except of course yourselves… and, well, Phil. The poor bastard who’s had to watch over all you people the last billion or so years.
Well, finally after years of listening to all your griping, bitching and whining, always with some imaginary being getting all the credit, he’s finally had it!
Phil has decided to explain what the world is, why you’re here and how you can evolve finally into a species worth talking about at parties.
In this hilarious actual account, Phil takes two unwitting Physicists on the adventure of their lives, which isn’t saying much for a couple of physicists, and shows them what life, the universe and lovely little corner pubs really is all about. They’re transported to other dimensions to meet their better looking selves, get taken prisoner by an evil but very good looking race, fly through black holes and help the creation of a new planet all while their greatest challenge hangs in the balance, saving earth from the most evil, and best dressed, species the universe has ever seen.
Will they save earth? Has all the years of hard work Phil has done creating you beings be lost? Does any of this really matter?
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R.P. Momsen was lucky enough to meet Phil in a very lovely but rather smelly pub a few years ago. After listening to the most amazing story of his life, and a half dozen pints, Rick agreed to bring Phil’s story to the world and finally get Phil a vacation. Through an arduous process over the next couple years of intense notes, grand philosophical debates, lengthy trips through multiple universes and numerous beers this masterpiece of answers was named Phil and finally released. A great friendship has been created and Rick has agreed to continue to write the real truth about everything, why it’s kind of a good thing to know and what humankind could do to be invited to the really cool parties.
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Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day
By: Alysson Foti Bourque
When Alycat’s daydreaming causes her to miss out on Dessert Day at school, she will need to rely on her imagination to satisfy her sweet tooth! With the help of her best friend Spotty, she discovers trying new things can lead to fun adventures and tasty inventions!
The Alycat series encourages readers to celebrate the joy, innocence, and fearlessness of being a kid, while learning a valuable lesson in the end. Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day is the first book of the Alycat Series.
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