I can't believe how many people have poor literacy skills in Canada. Both my kids are at school and the teachers keeps on telling me to read to my kids every day at least for 20 mins. It is hard and I do try my best. I love books when my kids can interact instead of just listening to me read.
I received two books, book one and book two of the Alpha-Mania Adventures series. The first book is about the Alpha-Mania gang meet some pirates and they got to train them how to be proper pirates. During the story, my kids got the chance to interact by finding letters or pictures that starts with the letter. It was like Finding Waldo or Eye Spy book. I enjoyed reading the first book with my child and be prepare to allocate more time on this book than 20 minutes. When you are searching for pictures or letters, it takes awhile for the little ones to look for them.
The second book is very much like the first book and this time they are on a treasure hunt. I enjoyed reading these books with my child. She enjoyed the book and had so fun looking for the pictures and letters. At the end of each books there are recommended activities you can do with your child. This book series is a great gift idea. I believe any child would enjoy the series.
Fifty-two percent of adults in the U.S. and 49 percent of adults in Canada continue to possess literacy skills too low to be considered fully competent for most jobs in our modern economy (PIAAC, 2012). But many believe that incorporating playtime into reading skills is an innovative and effective way to encourage successful reading skills
“The Alpha-Mania Adventures series (an innovative five-book children's book series) was developed to be both a teaching tool within the classroom, and a resource for parents to promote learning at home,” says Rumack. "Learning these essential skills early increases confidence and leads to a love of reading!”
In an inspiring, educational interview, Rumack can discuss:
Why learning to read accurately and fluently is one of the most important skills a child needs to learn in order to become a productive, independent adult
Why many teachers are not aware of the importance of phonological awareness in reading development, and how the “ABCs” approach is doing a disservice to reluctant readers and A+ students alike
That decades of research shows that phonological awareness is the best predictor of later reading and spelling success
Making learning fun! – why promoting “play” in the early years is more valuable than it is often given credit for in traditional classroom settings
How parents can easily and effectively complement and support what their children are learning in school, and navigate often unwieldy and challenging school systems
About the Creator:
After completing her Bachelor of Education, Ruth Rumack started her career as a Children’s Program Director at a community centre. It was at this time that Ruth began working with students privately, supporting their academic needs. Her practice quickly grew from her living room to the 3000 square foot office that Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space currently occupies, employing close to 25 full-time certified educators, designers, and support staff. As an educator, Ruth has a particular interest in working with students of all ages who experience reading challenges, as well as those diagnosed with learning differences and other exceptionalities such as ADHD, anxiety, and executive functioning issues. She is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario and regularly attends learning conferences to ensure that she is on the leading edge of new research and new methodologies. At her Learning Space, Ruth and her team of highly-qualified educators provide individualized support that emphasizes honoring the individual strengths and needs of each child. Their goal is to provide all students with a strong academic foundation, achieved through active, kinesthetic learning that doesn’t feel like learning at all.
Alpha-Mania Adventures is now available on Amazon, alpha-mania.com, and Ruth Rumack's Learning Space.
Smith Publicity would like to offer one of my US readers all five (5) Alpha-Mania Adventures series.
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*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.