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Books and brains
Parenting Power Admin August 3, 2017 No Comments

Books and brains

BOOKS

Summertime is reading time, at least it is for many. For as long as both of us can remember, summer has been about picking up one book after another from a pile and digging in, on a hammock, at the beach, or maybe just on the porch.

If you are wishing that your child would do a little more reading this summer, one of the easiest ways to encourage this, is to leave books lying around. Put some in a basket in the bathroom, make a pile on the coffee table. Head to a used book store one afternoon and let your kids see what they can find.

Not sure what to choose? It doesn’t have to be fiction. The Calgary Public Library has bags of books for young kids right when you walk in the door. Older kids might love to dig into something a bit more grown up.

Some suggestions:

YOU DON’T NEED A TITLE TO BE A Leader by Mark Sanborn

THE RULES OF LIFE by Richard Templar

The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson M.D.

FISH! A Proven way to boost morale by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen

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BRAINS

Dr. Dan Siegel makes setting ourselves (and our kids) up for great sleep and health so clear in the following video.

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