5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

What are the benefits of reading to your child?

It is never too early to start reading to your child. Reading to your unborn child who is still in your womb, even have great benefits. It is a great way to entertain a child, no matter what age and it is also effective means of building a close and personal relationship with your child.

  1. Reading to your child is one great way to bond with him or her. During this intimate moment with your child, they feel extra love and attention. This will make them feel important and they will reciprocate the attention that you give them. 
  2. Reading to babies helps them develop their language and auditory skills as well as their vision. They will enjoy looking at the pictures and would really love to hear the tone of your familiar voice. Babies understand the rhythm of your voice even before they begin to understand your words. 
  3. As your child grows up, he or she will become more interested in playing with friends and running around the house. Making time to read to your growing up child will help you rekindle that bonding moment where your baby is just snuggled in your arms while you lovingly look at him. Reading to your child will definitely bring both of you closer together. 
  4. Studies have shown that reading can help a child develop his language, imagination and perception of things around them. It gives them the boost to make their aptitude for learning higher. While reading to your child, they are harnessing their communication skills. 
  5. Reading to your child as early as possible make them realize that books are fun. As parents, we don’t want them to look at each of their books as a chore. It has been proven that children who are exposed to reading are least likely to get hooked on television, video games or computers as they grow older. 
Reading to your child has a myriad of benefits. This will prepare to academic excellence and at the same time, it also helps you get close to your kids as early as possible. Take time to read to them, no matter how busy your day is.

Fly at your own risk : Alone with a toddler

traveling with toddler

Travelling with a hyperactive toddler, much more alone, is a real handful. I have my fair share of horrific  (forgive the intentional exaggeration, just trying to emphasize a point here..) experiences while flying with my restless 3 year old boy, who gets really restless and excited when he is in a new and unfamiliar place like an airport.The longest flight I have been with him was 9 hours and that excludes the time for luggage check in, immigration check and the wait for boarding the aircraft! [Read more…]

There is this boy..he stole my heart

son

I decided to stay at home today because I was feeling under the weather. I have a bad attack of asthma and my nose is running, I just can’t keep up with it. LOL…and so, I decided to take some rest. Well, I saw this boy and inspiration hit me. I have to write about how I feel right now, I just cannot just let it pass. I have this strong desire to let it out and share how I feel about this boy…a boy I am so crazy about. [Read more…]

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

chicken fettucine alfredo

I am going to share today one of my favorite easy to prepare pasta recipe, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. The name of the recipe may sound a bit fancy and something that you can only order in a posh Italian restaurant, but believe it or not, you can prepare this dish in your own kitchen in a flash. [Read more…]

The Cove Rotana Resort : Sweet Escape

facade cove rotana

Despite the scorching hot middle eastern summer, my family and I decided to have the perfect Eid getaway. We chose to stay in a hidden paradise in the entrance of Ras Al Khaimah, The Cove Rotana Resort. We had an over night stay in the resort which occupies a prime waterfront location in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. [Read more…]

Chop Suey Recipe : Vegetable Mixture with Pork

chop suey recipeToday I am craving for vegetables! I will be sharing with you my Chop Suey recipe. Chop Suey is a classic recipe originally Chinese but has been improvised and adapted by Filipinos. The Americans also claimed that this is their creation and not at all an authentic Chinese recipe.It is usually made up of a variety of vegetables and pork cooked in a flavorful sauce. The recipe generally calls for pork but it can also be cooked with beef or chicken, it depends on your preference [Read more…]

Chunky Tomato Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

chinky tomato spaghetti sauceHave you tried fresh tomato in your spaghetti?

The recipe I posted below is the same recipe I have enjoyed for the past 30 years– The chunky tomato spaghetti sauce which is easy to prepare and really yummy. I always want my spaghetti to  have lots of tomato chunks that I can actually taste it squashed between my palate and my tongue. I want my pasta al dente or firm.

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Pork with Pineapple and Broccoli : Stir Fry Recipe

pork with pineappleFor my first post, I chose one of my all time favorite pork recipe– pork with pineapple and broccoli. This is actually something that I always crave for and I use to prepare this recipe at least once a week for me and my family. Stir fry by definition means cooking quickly in very little oil and in extreme heat while stirring continuously. The technique is to cut the pork meat in really thin slices for it to cook fast inside out.
My version of Stir fry pork with pineapple and broccoli is something that you should try.

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