Books To Read To Instill The Love Of Reading In Your Kids

Teaching kids the value of money was discussed in the 2017 Barefoot Reader Event. It is indeed necessary to explain it to your children at a young age, and you know what else is essential?– introducing to them the joys and wonders of reading. Not only does it help develop your child’s imagination and critical thinking skills, but it also shapes their vocabulary and communication.

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There’s no better way to introduce reading to your kids than reading books with them! Here are four books you can read to and with your kids to develop their love for reading.

How To Read A Story by Kate Messner

This picture book teaches us how to read a story. And it starts with you and your kid picking a book that you both like. What better way to start reading than to learn about reading, right? After reading activity, follow the steps with your children and get a chance to read another book with them.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This picture book has interactive pages where your child can poke his finger and follow what the caterpillar eats. Besides being highly engaging, it also teaches your kid counting, the life cycle of a butterfly, and moral values, like overeating and eating the right kind of food.

Do Not Open This Book by Michaela Muntean

Read the title of your child and ask them what you should do if the book says, “do not open this book.” This interactive and funny picture book stars Pig, a writer who’s trying to write his book while you are reading it. Accompany Pig as he puts his best effort to pen a masterpiece while you and your kid constantly “interrupt” him.

Mathilda by Roald Dahl

The best way to develop a love of reading in your children is to introduce to them this character who has a profound passion for books and reading: Mathilda. She’s not only super smart because she reads a lot, but she also has some powers! Do a shared reading with your older kids and have fun exploring Mathilda’s life in the pages. As an added activity, you can watch its film adaptation after!

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Grab that book and start reading to and with your kids and enjoy the wonders on each page.

Books That Help Improve Relationships

                                                      

Our relationship with others is the most critical skill we can develop. At some point, there’s nothing we can accomplish that has any value if we don’t have anyone to share it with. Our relationship skills are the key for us to determine who to marry, who we befriend with, what job we get, how we connect with people, and many more. Here are the books that can help us improve our relationship with others.

 

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How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie

This book talks more about how we interact with people. It focuses on our objective to gain positive contribution to an individual. Its primary goal is to win a conversation and focus on the other person’s interest or the things they like to talk about. It is a book that allows us to know the importance of diverse personalities and perception.

 

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The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

This book talks about how a certain relationship can change over the course of altering one’s perception. It talks about how people should build a foundation for success. It focuses on understanding the value of loyalty and teamwork to be able to establish a firm basis of connection. Some valuable lessons you may find in the book are the 7 b’s, which include the following: be real, be interested, be a better listener, be emphatic, be honest, be helpful, and be prompt.

 

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

It is a book that promotes a positive relationship by focusing on helping others. Its primary goal is to teach us to build a network and use it as a stepping-stone in finding ways to help people become successful. It talks about how we value a new person in our lives and think of him as someone who will stay with us and will share a friendship for a lifetime.

 

The Science Of Likability By Patrick King

It is an influential book that talks about our relationship with others and how we affect them by thinking negatively. It is like we condition a certain person to attach the negative emotions we have so they can also feel the same negative vibe towards the other one. It goes the same as thinking positively about an individual. When you talk about a person’s positive characteristic, you encourage other people to feel positive about him as well.

 

Daring Greatly By Brene Brown

One main focus of this book is a person’s vulnerability. It talks about the different imperfections we have as a human. This book tells us more about what it takes to fight the fear of not being perfect enough for people that matter to us. It inspires us to do great on things that we love and convert our weakness into our source of strength.

 

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These inspirational relationship books are a great way of getting information on how we should treat other people. Not only those people whom we just met or those significant persons we love but also those people we surround ourselves with.

Books For Mothers Like Us – Journeying With God  

Five years ago, I started my spiritual journey by joining a group of women who meet together once a week studying God’s word and how to apply it in our daily lives.  The Bible is said to be God’s diary that He left to us so we will know Him more. It is a manual that could tell us how we should live our lives.    

 

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Psychiatrist Recommends Reading A Beautiful Mind

 

I have always been fond of books and stories that are based on true-to-life experiences of people from different era, different places, and backgrounds. Such stories fill me with a broad sense of inspiration, knowing that the experiences shared within these kinds of stories are not just works of fiction, but events that have a possibility of happening in my life. 

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Why Book Reviews Are Important – Love It Barefoot

 

Life is never easy.  An unfathomed, exciting, and scary part of life is the uncertainty that revolves around it, how life has its highs and lows, the ups and downs.  But no matter where we are in that state, books are our sanctuary.

 

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Read To Happiness

Though we live our lives seeking ways to make life easier, we sometimes forget the toll it brings to our welfare.  The quest for happiness often takes a toll on our bodies, both physically and mentally.  We get tired and confused because of all the problems, and challenges life throws at us.  These times are when we seek advice to understand better and allow us to cope with the hardships of life.  We look for guides to direct us to where we want to be, how to be there, and when the right time is for everything.

 

Never Judge A Book Unless You Read What’s In-Between The Covers

Many of us seek books for inspiration, for advice, for answers.   But of course, we can’t just purchase and read any books on the shelves.  We can’t say what’s inside by merely looking at the titles printed on the cover.   What the book is in its entirety is not always what the cover conveys.  You must know what exactly are on those pages, not just the riveting book cover.

Those who make book reviews are the judge if the book is worth your time reading or if the book is written primarily for you.

 

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Book Reviews Can Sometimes Be Your Road Maps

Most of us read a wide array of books and read book reviews which offer an extensive selection of different point of views about books that share wisdom and insights about life.  Book review sites have a collection of a broad category of the book for users to be able to pick and choose what book they desire to read at the moment.  There are book reviews that are comprehensive and personal, wherein the people who wrote the reviews took their own time to read and understand every book to be able to provide other readers a subjective, yet relatable, review of every book.

 

Book review blogs provide users book reviews that deal with the personal welfare of an individual.   They sometimes categorize books depending on what it offers and who it caters.  It can be about books on mental health, spirituality, families and relationships, home guide, DIY stuff, and many more.

 

Readers will find reviews that may help them determine what books deal with the same problems or dilemmas they are feeling at the moment.  Book reviews will be essential for book lovers to have an idea of what book they want to read about.  Recommendations also come from these book reviews where the authors have specifically targeted those that would greatly benefit from reading a specific book depending on what topics or lessons a book contains between its covers.

 

Reviews are often insightful and educational, written to provide the users with a fresh take on topics that most matter.  Short but exciting reading for those who are looking for exciting things to casually read.

 

These book reviews will undeniably provide wisdom and insights for those who seek it, discussions about books written and designed to guide those who are lost and are looking for answers to the questions of life.

 

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Those who do book reviews should read and give their analysis barefoot, without the burden and without showing bias to offer the readers truthful and fair information.   What readers are looking for is a place of solace for their troubled minds, a place where they can find peace within the comfort of a book.

On Reading Romance Fiction: You’re Not Stupid Or The Perpetual Cat Lady For Loving The Genre!

The romance fiction genre is for the women left behind by time loveless who take solace in their fifty or so cats, they say. They’re daydreamers who give in to the wishful thinking about unrealistic love, they add. Balderdash!

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This article tackles the benefits, and the myths (aside from the ones written above) brought about by reading romance fiction books.

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Top 8 Must-Read Books According To My Son

(A-Seeking Millennial’s Guide To Finding Life’s Purpose And Success)

 

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My son, who used to be a shy, homebound boy, suddenly decided to be a YouTube vlogger and traveler.   I never imagined that it would be the career path he would choose after college.  It’s an impulsive decision that is profoundly influenced by the books he read, and according to him, the books that did impact his life are:

 

  1. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. A book where Tony Robbins talks about how we see ourselves and that how others see us significantly influences our decisions and actions.  He believes that we have the power to choose and correct ourselves, that there’s a giant within each one of us – the potential in every human being that one has to empower with the right attitude and actions to master his destiny.

 

  1. The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu is a war general during ancient times in China.  He writes down a set of rules during warfare, which has turned out to be very useful for everyday life when you’re facing a battle, may it be in business, school, or domestic problems.  Art of War can teach you what to do in tight situations.

 

  1. The 48 Laws of Power written by Robert Greene, is said to be popular with prison inmates and celebrities. It is a highly recommended book for people who want to be the best in their chosen field.

 

  1. Mastery, another best-seller by Robert Greene, teaches a person how to be a master of one craft. A game-changer indeed, it lays down the journey of different successful people in their chosen field, and how they have contributed to changing the world.

 

  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A story about a shepherd boy’s quest, written to inspire people to live their dreams.  There are many life lessons to learn like how to focus on your journey, how to get back up from failure, making a decision, embracing the present, and more.

 

  1. The Power of Broke by Daymond John talks about his journey as to how a minority like him became successful in his business ventures. It talks about a shark who believes that money is not an obstacle but an advantage because having no money will push you to find resources that others don’t look into.

 

  1. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris. This book teaches the mindset, principle, and step by step way on how you can live the life you want.

 

  1. Rework by David Hansson and Jason Fried. It tells why you don’t need all those crappy business plans and investors.  This book will show those who want to succeed in their business how to rework their approach by needing less.

 

These are books written by people who experienced hitting rock bottom and continued their journey to success first hand. They’ve done extensive research and found the formula on how to have the mindset of the successful people.

 

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Reading books is more than just a pastime. You should make it a habit.  Yes, it’s hard, but you can do it.   Just set aside those lame excuses of having no time, for even the busiest and wealthiest people allot a time to read.

 

Many life lessons from the wise are in the pages of these books researched and written efficiently by people whose aim is to motivate you.   But for you to be able to apply these ideas to your own life efficiently, you have to learn how to read between the lines.

 

 

Three Books by Rhonda Byrne That Changed My Life

If a picture paints a thousand words, then a book can take you into a thousand lives. The power of books to submerse into someone’s life creates endless possibilities. Books can stimulate our imagination, which allows us to see the reality within the fictional contexts and suddenly find ourselves changing. There are times that we scuffle to find our purpose in life; not even the people around us can help us figure things out. But after reading a book, our perspective is on point once again. Indeed, reading books bring a positive perspective on someone’s life. They are like life’s constant answers to everything. It’s like after reading a good book you become a better version of yourself — renewed and ready to take life’s challenges.

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