The Importance of Reading to Your Children!

Copy and paste this link https://youtu.be/-vXNbv8x0yU to read an excerpt of the book, Figaro.

I would like to share my passion about the importance of reading to your children.  As we know, reading is a fundamental part of both their learning journey and their childhood development.

I live in Toronto, Ontario, and I currently work with children from JK to Grade 8.  I also teach Spanish at the Toronto District School Board.  I have a doctoral degree in education from the University of Toronto and have recently published four children’s books for ages 3-10 years old. 

My daughters inspired me to write these books.  During their childhood development, they had difficulty pronouncing words and letters, in particular, the sounds “SH” and “F” – common issues for many young children.  Consequently, these books have been approved by a speech-language pathologist and can help children practice their articulation at all levels.  I have also translated three of these books into Spanish.

My books are also available on Amazon.com/author/marisoldandrea and Amazon.ca.  Please click on the YouTube link to read an excerpt from the book, “Figaro, the Flamboyant Frog.” And that’s not all – stay tuned for my upcoming children’s book, “About the Sloth, Sammy,” with a focus on the “S” sound.

My books are also available on Amazon.com/author/marisoldandrea and Amazon.ca.  Please click on the video below to read an excerpt from the book, “Figaro, the Flamboyant Frog.” And that’s not all – stay tuned for my upcoming children’s book, “About the Sloth, Sammy,” with a focus on the “S” sound.

Thank you for your attention and consideration.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, of course, keep on reading to your children!

Marisol

Cassie Wants to be a Princess

This book is not about princesses; rather it is about good deeds. At a certain stage in your child’s life, they may want to dress up as someone or something they admire. For many girls, it’s a crown, nice shoes and maybe a dress. This is very common and it is no secret that a lot of little girl want to dress up to look like princesses! The important thing is to teach your child that it’s not all about looking good, and that good deeds go a lot further in life than nice shoes and pretty dresses. Learning to care for others and being selfless are skills that we carry on with for – hopefully – the rest of our lives! Starting this positive reinforcement early will set the tone for a life of good deeds that really do pay off. It also instills a feeling of strength and that (in the case of girls) they can grow up to be strong women that can actually help others and don’t need to be taken care of. This book is perfect for all children ages 4 and up. It is also available in Spanish.

To learn more, please visit amazon.com/author/marisoldandrea