Books for Kindergarteners

As a teacher it is important to understand the power that stories have over young children. Stories are the window outside the norm for these children. It gives them the chance to see that the world is a big place, beyond their home, family, and school surroundings. And when a young child connects with a character, he or she is getting involved with a journey of self discovery that is sure to bring a smile to their face.

For example, let’s take a closer look at the popular story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story. This is just one of the books for kindergartners that have become so popular over the years. In this book, Cushion the porcupine ponders why he is alone and single. He writes a four line song expressing his current state of mind. Just when he is about to give up on making friends, he meets Barb – a hedgehog that is in the same position.

Children can connect with these characters as they attempt to make new friends at school. They get to see how Cushion does this, as well as the trials and tribulations that he faces along the way. They are interested in seeing how Cushion handles the experience, as well as what he ends up doing to make friends.

With so many books for kindergartners that teach lessons, just like this, it is easy to see why teachers focus on them year after year. If you are a

Kindle DX in the Education System

The future of technology especially in the education system can now be seen through the rise of trend in the production of these wireless reading devices. In less than a year, Amazon was able to release two new models for Kindle, which is their very own wireless electronic book reader. Kindle’s latest version, Kindle DX which was released June of 2009, has a weight of 18.9 ounces – just your average hardback novel. Its electronic paper display uses an e-ink and a 16-level gray scale that provides the same feel and readability of typical newsprint.

Just last month, Amazon launched their Kindle DX Pilot Project in University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Darden is one of the schools that will participate in Amazon’s pilot education project using their new wireless electronic book reading technology. This program includes randomly choosing students who will use Amazon’s Kindle DX throughout an academic year for free. Should these students choose to keep their wireless device, they can purchase it at a discounted price.

During the Kindle DX Pilot Project in Darden School, more than 300 first-year MBA students arrived where 62 of them were presented with the box that contained the Amazon’s newest wireless electronic book reader. This pilot group will test the new device, including a 9.7-inch electronic paper display that has an automatic rotation depending on the orientation you prefer. It also has a wireless network connectivity that gives access to over 300,000 e-books, magazines, top newspapers,

Interesting Psychology Books For Everyone

Psychology is not an exact science, but people are always interested in learning more about it. People are always curious on how they behave and the various mental disorders that can occur in human. Behavioral psychologists even have observed numerous subjects but they can’t draw an exact conclusion from their observation. The human mind still remains a mystery and it drives psychologists to conduct even more experiments. If you are a college student or simply someone who are interested in the field, you can expand your knowledge through reading psychology books. Numerous ways on how to direct people’s behavior are discussed in those books. Readers are given explanations on how they can use psychological approaches to make people behave in a certain way. Below are two books that might interest you:

Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (7th Edition) by Jeanne Ormrod
This book is targeted for teachers who want to better understand their students. This is a best-seller book that is popular for its clear writing, concrete applications, and in-depth focus on learning. It also encourages teachers to examine their own learning process. By doing so, teachers will gain a better understanding about the concepts explained in the book and how to apply them. This book focuses on core concepts and presents central ideas of educational psychology. Eventually, these concepts and ideas will help teacher understand children as well as adolescents in a better way.

One thing that makes this book stand out from the rest is

Exposing Your Children To Educational Books

One cannot undermine the importance of reading in a child’s education. That’s why educational books are important as they help increase a child’s vocabulary and awaken his interest to learn more. Reading is the first step and the basic foundation for a child to perform well in school. When a child develops love for reading, learning other things becomes a lot easier. It is, therefore, important for parents to get the children’s interest to read at a very young age.

In order to capture your child’s interest for educational books, develop the habit of reading aloud to them. They will find it interesting as you read to them different stories and imitate various characters. Set aside a specific time of day dedicated to reading alone. This will have the children something to look forward to every day. Once the children develop love for reading, they will also develop the initiative to read on their own as they grow old. Reading is especially good to unwind and relax that’s why many parents prefer to read bedtime stories to their children.

Another good way to get your child exposed to the wonders of educational books is to take them to libraries. This will both teach them to develop appreciation for good books and learn the responsibility of returning them properly. If they’re old enough to select their books and reading materials, you can encourage them to get their own library card so they can explore and borrow on