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Friday, 30 January 2015

WHY YOU SHOULD READ TO YOUR KIDS

Ummul Azkee





    Reading is fun!  it’s more fun if we  reading  to our kids especially for  toddlers and preschool-age child. There is a lots advantage if we read our kids. I had reads an article from mini magazine ‘Family Circle november2014 issues about why we should read to our kids? you can find this magazine at MPH BOOKSTORES.  There is so much information about family matters and good for parents especially mummies.

     So, why you  should read to your kids? There are some benefits that importance of reading  to your child between the ages of two  and five.



1.       A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU
As your child grows older, he’ll be constantly exploring his environment. Snuggling up with a book lets the two f you slow down and recaptures  that sweet ,cuddly time enjoyed when he was a baby reading will become a nurturing activity that will bring the two of you closer together.


2.       ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
One of the primary benefits of reading to toddlers and pre-schoolers is  a higher aptitude for learning in general. Numerous studies  have shown that students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education. After all, if a student struggles to put together words and sentences, how can he expected to grasp the math, science and social concepts he’ll be presented with when he begin elementary school?


3.       BETTER COMUNICATION SKILLS
When you spend time reading to toddlers, they’ll be much more likely to express themselves and relate to others in a healthy way. By witnessing the interactions between the characters in the books you read, as well as the contact with you during story time, your child is gaining valuable communication skills


4.       LOGICAL THINKING SKILLS
Another illustration of  importance of reading to children is their ability to gasp abstract concepts , apply logic in various scenarios, recognize cause and effect, and utilize good judgment. As your toddler or preschool begins to relate the scenarios in books to what’s happening in his own world, he’ll become more excited about the stories you share.


5.        ENHANCED  CONCENTRATION ABD DISCIPLINE
Toddlers may initially squirm and become  distracted during story time, but eventually they’ll learn to stay put for the duration of the book. Along  with reading comprehension comes a stronger self-discipline, longer attention span, and better memory retention, all
Of which all serve your  child well when they enter school.


6.       THE KNOWLEDGE THAT READING IS FUN!
Early reading for toddlers helps them view books as an indulgence, not a chore. Kids who exposed to reading are much more likely to choose books over video games, television, and other  forms of entertainment as they grow older.


There is something to share about reading to your kids, as for me I enjoy reading for my two daughter. Every night before their bedtime I will reads.Story time was their favourites moments and their always waiting for it every day. Reading to your kids and enjoy the lovely moments.



 THROWBACK
Afrina and Adriana with books 




Afrina on her first year......




and....



her on ages of two...


like a bosss......




and  Adriana on her first year too







and with her sister...








Wednesday, 28 January 2015

First book launching day!

Ummul Azkee





       Last year after join children’s book workshop by Pak Yusof Gajah, I had involved in children book project, a #projek100buku BY KARANGKRAF.I got the information about this project while reading  Pak Yusof Gajah  timeline in Facebook  and decided to tried and took a chance. I starting to wrote a manuscript to the publisher (KARANKGKRAF).Luckily one of my manuscript had been chooses but for second project. I also trying my luck sending sketches for another writer manuscript and I felt grateful that one of my illustration sketches for the first project was accepted.

    After struggling with 16pages illustration for this project, the book will be launch on this Sunday,1st  February 2015 at 2.OOPM.This ceremony will be launching at Karangkrafmal l,Shah Alam. Everyone is invited to these events as there were be special discounts for all books. You can buy a set of 100 book or separately and choose any title that you and your child like. One book will cost RM3.00 but for this event it will only RM2.40.If you buy 5 title of the book it will be only RM10.Please come and join this yearly carnival event and get the special price for all variety books.

 There is a map that I share for you. You can also order these books from me.Do visit Karangkraf website http://mall.karangkraf.com/categories/Projek-100-buku/1570  to choose books that you like to buy and buy it from there.That all for now and hope to see you there.for next entry I will share about why we should read to kids.so,stay tuned.

















Sunday, 25 January 2015

GOOD 2014 ENDING MOMENTS

Ummul Azkee

    Happy new year everyone!!!2015 has come and I think it’s not too late to sharing about my sweet memory in the end of 2014.Last month (December 2014) I had joined an Art exhibition for the first time in my life. I was so excited when I was chooses to joined 2014 MALAYSIA PENCIL COLOURS EXHIBITION. It’s was a second year event and as I know it will be a yearly exhibition. For 2014, the exhibition was held at Kuala Lumpur Tower which that we know is the fourth tallest in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia.






   There were more than 97 peoples from different states and life background in Malaysia had joined this exhibition with amazing pencil colour artworks. Artist, housewife, university students, secondary and elementary students united in this event.
  It’s been such a wonderful experience for me and hope I can join more art exhibition and share my art expression with everyone.
  
There is some of my photos of me and my artwork,enjoy it!




me with UNEH,king of colour pencil in malaysia





my artwork "Lily Umi"
available
for sale









                                           my biggest fans..my kids Afrina and Adriana






                            And a special person had demonstration her skill and being interview




 and on televison too...

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