Develop Your Children’s Language Skills

I do not know how many books we have here in the house but tell you, we have tons of it, from children’s books to World War II history books.  Hubby and I love to read and I am glad that we have influenced our daughter. RJ loves books and reads a lot. She started to read and spell simple words at the age of three and now that she is eight years old, she is already a very good reader. She can even write stories and poems.

Reading is a very important skill so as parents, we should encourage our children to read. Why not shut off your television and computer for at least 30 minutes and have a family reading to help your children develop their language skills?

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The 28th National Book Awards

The 28th National Book Awards was held yesterday at the Ayala Museum. The best books in different fields were chosen by prominent judges. The winning books are as follows:

Best Book in Science

Diabetes is BitterSweet: A Guide to Understanding Diabetes
By Estrelita V. Fernando Lopez, MD
Nerissa V. Cinco-Calimon, MD
Florence Amorado-Santos, MD
Best Autobiography/Biography

Afro-Asia in Upheaval: A Memoir of Front-line Reporting
By Amando Doronila
Best Book in the Social Sciences

Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform
Volume I: International Perspective
Volume II: Philippine Perspective
By Saturnino M. Borras, Jr.
Best Book in the Profession

Sine Gabay: A Film Study Guide
By Nick Deomampo and the Center for New Cinema

Best Book on Art

The Shared Voice: Chanted and Spoken Narratives from the Philippines
By Grace Nono


Best Book on Leisure

Cafe by the Ruins: Memories and Recipes
By Lilliana Llamado, Adelaida Lim and Feliz Perez
Best Book on Poetry
The Gods We Worship Live Next Door
By Bibo A. Realuyo


Best Book in Non-Fiction
Ah, Wilderness! A Journey through Sacred Time
By Simeon Dumdum, Jr.
Best Book in Literary Criticism/Literary History

Our Scene So Fair: Filipino Poetry in English, 1905 to 1955
By Gemino H. Abad
The winner of Best Design
The Philippine Through European Lenses: Late 19th Century
Photographs from the Meerkamp Van Embden Collection
Designed by Karl Frederick M. Castro
Publisher of the Year

This could help if you have plans of buying a great book today.

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