The book contains Biblical explanations on 49 character traits. This book is good to be used as a reference to character training and character development of children.
What is good about this book is that it defines very well each character trait, even explaining it by getting the word used in the Hebrew language in order to draw about the Biblical context of the word. It contains passages from the scriptures concerning each trait. It shows the points by even providing illustrations of animals with these character traits for the young children to understand it better. It contains Personal Evaluation section which can be used for self-check.
Children and parents alike will benefit from this book.
The 49 character traits in this book are:
1. Love vs Selfishness
2. Alertness vs Carelessness
3. Attentiveness vs Distraction
4. Availability vs Self-Centeredness
5. Boldness vs Fearfulness
6. Cautiousness vs Rashness
7. Compassion vs Indifference
8. Contentment vs Coveteousness
9. Creativity vs Underachievement
10. Decisiveness vs Double-Mindedness
11. Deference vs Offensiveness
12. Dependability vs Inconsistency
13. Determination vs Faintheartedness
14. Diligence vs Slothfulness
15. Discernment vs Judgment
16. Discretion vs Simple-Mindedness
17. Endurance vs Discouragement
18. Enthusiasm vs Apathy
19. Faith vs Unbelief
20. Flexibility vs Resistance
21. Forgiveness vs Bitterness
22. Generosity vs Stinginess
23. Gentleness vs Harshness
24. Gratefulness vs Murmuring
25. Honor vs Disrespect
26. Hospitality vs Unfriendliness
27. Humility vs Pride
28. Initiative vs Idleness
29. Joyfulness vs Self-Pity
30. Justice vs Fairness
31. Loyalty vs Infidelity
32. Meekness vs Anger
33. Obedience Willfulness
34. Orderliness vs Confusion
35. Patience vs Restlessness
36. Persuasiveness vs Contentiousness
37. Punctuality vs Tardiness
38. Resourcefulness vs Wastefulness
39. Responsibility vs Unreliability
40. Security vs Anxiety
41. Self-Control vs Self-Indulgence
42. Sensitivity vs Callousness
43. Sincerity Hypocrisy
44. Thoroughness vs Incompleteness
45. Thriftiness vs Extravagance
46. Tolerance vs Condemnation
47. Truthfulness vs Deception
48. Virtue vs Weakness
49. Wisdom vs Foolishness
How I love the Leap Year Movie! Starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. First off, almost all the actors in this movie are good. And you'll notice that the main characters have good chemistry. Plus the fact that the story is really great, you'll surely love this movie and maybe watch it over and over again.
In Ireland, there's an old tradition where women can propose to their boyfriends on a February 29. This movie revolves on how a woman tried to surprise her boyfriend by travelling to Ireland so she can propose to him on that date. But unexpected circumstances - like storm, travel problems, and an Irish hunk, surprised her instead.
These are my personal reflections on this movie:
Reminder: This movie is for adults. If you have kids with you when you watch this, explain well why people kiss, and tell them only couples do that. There are only two kissing scenes in the movie, and though it's quite decent, children may still wonder.
In this book, Lucy Calkins and Lydia Bellino detailed some ways on how to develop lifelong learners in our children. This book is highly recommended to all parents of babies to preschoolers. The authors, one being professor and speaker and the other a principal and reading specialist, highlights the essentials of literacy and the role of each parent in their child’s development and growth.
This book is a parent’s guide not only on the area of teaching reading and writing but also on awakening the creative mind and imagination of our kids, and understanding how these affects other subject matters including math.
Lifelong Learning: An Introduction
CHAPTER 1 Talk: The Foundation of Literacy
CHAPTER 2 Reading Aloud: An Apprenticeship in the Literate Life
CHAPTER 3 Early Writing: Growing Young Authors
CHAPTER 4 Early Reading: First Things First
CHAPTER 5 Playing Well: Building Cities Out of Blocks and Finding Worlds in the
CHAPTER 6 Helping Children Develop Good Work Habits: Hobbies, Projects, Chores
and the Lessons They Teach
CHAPTER 7 Reading and the Middle Childhood Years
CHAPTER 8 Writing and the Middle Childhood Years
CHAPTER 9 Finding Our Way Through Today’s Math
CHAPTER 10 Helping Children Develop the Wide Awake Curiosity of Scientists
CHAPTER 11 Social Studies: People, Places, Dates and a Habit of Mind and Heart
CHAPTER 12 A Lesson Without Words
“Why reading aloud to our children will change their lives forever.”
“I hadn’t realized that reading aloud regularly would mean Chloe would learn to read without being taught.” _ Mem Fox
In this book, literacy expert Mem Fox explains the importance of reading aloud to children and the benefits they will get and achieve from it. This very helpful book has been a guide to me when I was still a teacher especially when I was still handling preschoolers. And now that I am a mother of a baby boy, all the more that this book helps and guides me in preparing for my child’s literacy without putting pressure on him.
I recommend this book to every mom and dad who has babies or toddlers or preschoolers. This book is a treasure. It gives advice, some activities and how-to’s, and wonderful testimonies. This one is also for teachers and would be parents.
Randy Pausch was a Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University. He was an award-winning professor who taught about computers. He fought cancer and did a series of lectures until those lectures were out in bookstores. He taught things and stuffs, this and that about computers and anything related to it, but in my opinion, he taught best during the last days of his life about living life and living it to the full. Here are the best things he taught me through his book The Last Lecture.
There are many things I learned from the book Unmerited favor by Joseph Prince. But I want to share the top three things I learned about grace (unmerited favor).
Hebrews 4:16 says "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hoorah to God.