read early and read often

Kaylee’s Adventures is an excellent way for families to bond and have great faith based discussions around everyday life. Parents who read out loud to the their children nurture the parent child relationship and develop a positive association with books and reading. It is widely recognized that reading out loud to a child is the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud will build word-sound awareness in your children and be a potent predictor of reading success.

Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Bardige, B. Talk to Me, Baby!(2009), Paul H Brookes Pub Co.

As the new school year approaches and you start your preparation plans I would like to introduce you to my book:

Each of the short chapters in Kaylee’s Adventures provides a question section that may be used to generate positive interactions with both the chapter and the scripture verses that are referenced. For the older grades, these questions may be used for comprehension, collation, and introducing writing concepts. No prep time is needed and each chapter and discussion can be completed within the 45 to 60 minute class time!

No prep time needed! Great way to bond and interact with each other, the story and Scripture

It may be early but I have already heard parents talking about back to school shopping! Just a reminder for all those teachers, homeschool parents and Sunday school teachers:

Each chapter addresses real life, everyday situations and how scripture may help deal with those situations or help guide the children through them. For example when Kaylee has to move it shows how her anxiety is normal and how she is helped to deal with it through her faith and support of her friends and family. Kaylee’s Adventures also helps young people see that their emotions are okay and how talking about them is good, the discussion questions help generate conversation that will assist in figuring out safe people in their lives that they may talk to.

From my family to yours, we would like to wish all the father’s, grandfather’s, uncle, elders and all other important men who have influenced your lives a very happy father’s day!
Many Blessings,
Kaylee’s Easter Treasure
Kaylee’s Adventures

Kaylee’s Adventures:

A snippet from Kaylee’s Adventures:

The day arrived to go visit Dr. Mike. Kaylee was ready and waiting in the kitchen when Mommy and Daddy got up. They did their exercises, taking turns leading, and then Kaylee fed the kitten while Mommy and Daddy got breakfast ready. Mommy led devotions after breakfast, and Daddy did morning prayers. When Daddy was done, Kaylee added her own special prayer. “Thank You, Lord, for helping Mommy and Daddy have patience and understanding and for them not getting frustrated with us when they were really tired. Thank You for Dr. Mike, who had the right medicine and taught me how to take care of your kitty. But most of all, thank you for making him all better. I promise to love him and care for him forever. Amen.”

Dr. Mike was happy to see them. He explained to Kaylee what he was doing and how the kitty was improving. They weighed him, listened to his heart, and looked into his eyes, ears, and mouth. Finally Dr. Mike nodded with approval. “Well, little Miss Kaylee, you’ve done a fine job! I’m surprised, but he’s going to be okay. So what did you name the little fellow?”

Kaylee smiled proudly. “I called him Sir Thomas!”

Mommy, Daddy, and Dr. Mike looked surprised. “Sir Thomas? Now where did that come from?” asked a curious Dr. Mike.

Kaylee giggled shyly. “Well, everyone doubted he’d live—that’s where Thomas comes from; and Sir comes from the fact that as soon as he started to feel better, he kept sneaking out of bed and would play in my hair when I was trying to sleep, and I would say, ‘Listen, Sir, you better behave!’”

Everyone laughed.

From my family to yours, we would like to wish all the mother’s, grandmother’s, aunts, elders and all other important women who have influenced your lives a very happy mother’s day!

Many Blessings,
Kaylee’s Easter Treasure
Kaylee’s Adventures

a sample of the Parent/child discussion time:

Chapter 1—The Big News

Trusting God’s plan:

Becoming a person of God takes faith, courage, and patience. Abraham and Sarah tried to always obey and trust God. They knew He had a plan for them and that He would keep His promise. They trusted Him and did whatever He asked them to do, even when what He asked was hard. They had to move far away from their family and friends into different lands and countries. Sometimes they stumbled in their faith, courage, patience, and trust, but God was always right there waiting for them just as He had promised.

Being able to trust people to keep their promises and to be there for you is really important. Have you ever had someone make a promise to you and not keep it? Did you believe the person the next time he or she made you a promise?

Have you ever made a promise to someone and not kept that promise? How did the other person react the next time you made him or her a promise?

Why was Kaylee scared?

What do you do when you are scared? Where do you go for comfort?

What did Kaylee do when she was scared and looking for comfort?

Read Abraham and Sarah’s call together: Genesis 12 and 13