Between the ages of four and nine, your child will have to master some 100 phonics rules, learn to recognize 3,000 words with just a glance, and develop a comfortable reading speed approaching 100 words a minute. He must learn to combine words on the page with a half-dozen squiggles called punctuation into something –Continue reading “Is Reading, An Essential Skill?”
“Avanthika loved books as a child,” says her mother. “Her face used to light up every time I pulled out her favourite set of books to read. We have read so many books over and over again. But things changed once she started school and the pressure to read on her own increased.” ThatContinue reading “Overcoming The “learning to read” Barrier”
It feels good when someone says, “You have got this,” when we are facing a problem. Drawing inspiration from that, MerryGoBooks shows children as problem solvers in stories specially created for them.
Placing an order for a personalised story book is like working with a designer for custom made outfit. Of course it is not as time consuming as the latter perhaps, but the feeling of satisfaction when the final product comes out is tremendous and worth all the effort. At MerryGoBooks, we strive to personaliseContinue reading “Ordering a personalised story book is not as simple as picking up a book in a bookstore. Here is why?”
Personalised Story Books are growing in popularity. There are a variety of them available today. What is contributing to the growing popularity?
You might have taken all the recommended measures to encourage your children to read, such as reading a book yourself everyday, leaving books around for easy access, planning frequent library visits and so on? And yet, your child does not pick up a book to read for pleasure. If yes, revisit the times when youContinue reading “Have you done everything in the book to encourage your child to read and yet, is there no impact?”
Personalised story books are relatively new in concept but are gaining a lot of momentum. The concept means that the reader can appear as the protagonist in a storybook. MerryGoBooks brings to you information about the potential benefits. Great way to enable children to grasp new information and new vocabulary Research in the education fieldContinue reading “Personalised Story Books and Reading for Pleasure”
There is something magical about stories. They have the power to retain the attention of any child, provided they are told in the right manner. They have the capacity to teach children anything they must learn. Stories have the ability to reach out and comfort a child in distress and let him or herContinue reading “Who doesn’t like stories?”
Jaishree decided to accept the fact that although she followed every recommendation in the book to encourage children to read, her daughter did not pick up the reading habit. A voracious reader herself, this was something that was extremely difficult for her to accept. But having hit a wall, she succumbed to the feelingContinue reading “Some children simply hate reading! Here is why.”
“Pictures attract and motivate a child to pick up a book, as much as an interesting title does. Children dwell in pictures. As a child, I used to spend hours gazing at one picture, and imagining myself in that scene. I hope kids still do that, in spite of tv and videogames.”- Ashok Rajagopalan (authorContinue reading “How to make use of pictures in children’s books to make reading fun?”