by taking in bits of information and storing them.
They do this all through their adolescent years.
When they reach puberty they begin to take this
information, sort it, and think critically with it.
They take what they know, add more information to it
to draw conclusions, problem solve or create new
You can think of this informational base as a
of clay." As the child grows he or she is adding to
their ball of clay. The unfortunate fact is that
most high school and college students have not taken
in enough information bits in their early years
give them a large enough ball of clay or
informational base to do the work required of them
in high school and college. Most college professors
assume they are teaching to students with large
informational balls of clay. Children should be
given a steady diet of non-fiction reading material
to help them build up their informational base.
Usborne Books are designed to relay information to
the child in the way they learn it. Our books have
large beautiful illustrations with little chunks of
information around them. The illustrations and the
factual text give the child the information in a
straight forward, easy to understand way.
A lot of children are not reading enough, not
reading well, not retaining what they read and are
not reading enough non-fiction. The only way to get
past the awkward beginnings in reading is to read a
They will get past the awkward beginning of sounding
out words to the smooth absorption of information,
feeling, and thought, with lots of reading.
non-fiction books are fun, exciting and
informational. The large illustrations give clues to
the text. Even a poor reader can gather a lot of
information from an Usborne book. The pictures, located directly under or over the easy-to-understand text, help create an emotional response
to the information. This response, whether it is
happy, sad, etc., helps a child retain the
A parent should not leave their child's education
(which often shapes their futures) to the school
systems. No matter how good the school system is,
there are many factors that
come into play that the
parent is more aware of and able to address.
child's learning style: audio, visual, or
kinesthetic, their attention spans and how much
information they have stored already all affect
their learning. Teachers will change every year, but
a parent is the only constant in a child's school
Jump into your child's educational process at an
early age. Make sure they read well and read often.
Build an extensive library for your child with
plenty of Usborne Books. Include in their library
non-fiction, fiction and practical "How To's." Have
the books available; don't wait until they ask for
- Readers often write well because they have
read good literature.
- Readers have a better vocabulary because
they are exposed to more words.
- Reading stimulates the mind.
- Reading entertains without dulling the mind
like television and video games.
in your child right now with good books that
will broaden their informational base and
shape their futures.
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