Reading to and with Kids: Added Value


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It is very likely that I’m preaching to the choir, but sometimes it’s important to be reminded why we do what we do.

When my kids were little, reading books to and with them was a daily activity, one we enjoyed tremendously. Witnessing their delight in learning new things, their surprise and their pleasure at new discoveries, and their inevitable growing enchantment with words was a reward in itself.

But much more was gained.

Grandparent, Grandchild, Family, Child, Happy, Senior
Bonding through reading

Exposure to books enriched their lives. They learned about places and cultures. They learned about people. They learned a lot about what excites and what interests them. They gained knowledge, they acquired a fabulous vocabulary, and a multitude of other valuable skills. Clearly, their early and ongoing exposure to books contributed much to the young adults, they are today: Intelligent, articulate, thoughtful, compassionate, and curious. Always curious to know more, to understand better, to grow and to develop.

Truth be told, I don’t recall entertaining altruistic intentions regarding the advantages I gifted my kids. Reading to and with them was simply a beloved activity that stemmed from my obsession with books and the joy I derived from interacting with my children. Reading bonded and connected us more. It served as stimuli for discussion and expression. I truly enjoyed observing them and I marveled as they grew and developed. I was privileged thus to get to know them. But better yet, they got to know themselves.

Stepping back and seeing the larger picture, one cannot but acknowledge the incredible impact reading has on the young, on their development, and on their lives as adults:

Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Reading enriches vocabulary.
  2. Reading teaches grammar and proper sentence structure
  3. Reading engenders thought and analysis
  4. Reading promotes articulation
  5. Reading enhances concentration and focus
  6. Reading opens up worlds far away
  7. Reading invigorates the mind
  8. Reading kindles the imagination
  9. Reading arouses curiosity and a thirst for knowledge
  10. Reading exposes different opinions and ways of seeing the world
  11. Reading opens minds and enables the acceptance of the other
  12. Reading promotes compassion
  13. Reading provokes empathy
  14. And yes, reading is a key to success in school and beyond

There’s more. Much more. And you are invited to add to the list in the comments below.

Finally, the most impactful of all, I believe, is the effect reading has on making choices. The choices my children and their well-read friends made as teens and continue to make as young adults are choices of the informed and the caring; are choices of people with a vision and a hope for an interesting, productive, and fulfilling tomorrow.

Read to and with your children.
It is without question one of the best gifts you can give them.

My latest releases:
Bedtime Stories with Uncle Willy
Available in digital and print
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Once Upon a Time by Sarah Mazor

In Once Upon a Time, the hilarious first in the Bedtime Stories with Uncle Willy series, silly Uncle Willy’s wild imagination has clocks racing around the block, socks dancing, shoes broadcasting the entertainment news, bananas on horseback, and much more! All told in hysterical rhymes. Click to Buy

In The Cat, the Rat, and the Hat Wearing Bat, the hilarious second volume in the Bedtime Stories with Uncle Willy series, Silly Uncle Willy’s wild imagination has a whole town speaking in RHYMES. Not only do the residents of LaRhyme rhyme all the time, but everything around them rhymes. Click Here to Buy

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Hebrew Alphabet for Kids: New and Improved!


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The new version of The Hebrew Alphabet Book of Rhymes for English Speaking Kids is here!!

Research shows that multilingual-kids are better at learning, planning, problem-solving, and self-control? Introduce your kids to Hebrew and give them the gift of a second language while strengthening their connection to Israel and the Bible.
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The Hebrew Alphabet: Book of Rhymes for English Speaking Kids (2nd edition) is the first in the MazorBooks series Learning Hebrew, with a fresh look and brand new bright and colorful illustrations. More coming soon.

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FREE TODAY – Things that Make Me Happy


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The children in Miss Happy Morejoy’s preschool class were surprised one morning when their beloved and always happy teacher arrived looking sad. Why was Miss Happy sad? What did the kids do to bring back Miss Happy’s smile? Click Here for Your Free Copy

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Things that Make Me Happy
Children's Bedtime Story Picture Book
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Here’s the latest:5.0 out of 5 stars — Customer Review — February 5, 2019

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I chose this book because emotional intelligence is extremely overlooked and underrated these days, and is one of the most important building blocks of the world in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.
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Once Upon a Time, the hilarious first in the Bedtime Stories with Uncle Willy series will have you and your kids bonding through laughter.

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Silly Uncle Willy
Travels far and near
He drops by for a visit
Twice or thrice a year

He tells us funny stories
He does so all in rhyme
Starting often with the words
Once upon a time

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Silly Uncle Willy’s wild imagination has clocks racing around the block, socks dancing, shoes broadcasting the entertainment news, bananas on horseback, and much more! To increase the fun, Uncle Willy tells his stories in hysterical rhymes, which are sure to bring on the giggles. Each story is also depicted with an eye-catching, beautifully illustrated images.
Perfect reading that guarantees bedtime with a smile!
Recommended for ages 3-8

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Silly Letters, IT’S BETTER TOGETHER #FREE Today (New Release)


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Silly Letters, IT’S BETTER TOGETHER, is the third volume of te hilarious Silly Auntie Lily stories, that teach as they entertain.

Who does not derive pleasure from hearing a child’s laughter??

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“Have You Ever Seen?” and, “Meow Says the Cow”

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High Holidays: A Month of Celebrations


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HHnM-Cover4-500The Jewish High Holidays

MazorBooks is proud to announce its newest addition to the “Jewish Holidays for Children” series:
High Holidays & More: An Interactive Guide for Kids: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

During Tishrei, the first month of the Jewish Calendar, Jews celebrate four holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, each with its unique rituals, customs, and meaning.

This fun an interactive book provides
– An overview of each of the holidays
– Highlights of unique holiday characteristics
– Description of customs and traditions.

The descriptive explanation of the holidays and the fun, colorable images, provide hours of informative entertainment.
Recommended for children ages 6 to 11

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Colors in Hebrew – FREE Today!


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Come along and journey with the sightseeing rainbow that travels all the way to Israel. The adventurous rainbow meets up with Israeli kids who teach the curioius rainbow the names of fourteen colors in Hebrew. Rhymes and colorful images enhance this very entertaining and enriching book.

Inside the Book:
– Guide to transliteration
– Colors in Hebrew: A Rainbow Tale
– Colors in Hebrew: Important tips
– Colors listed in English, Hebrew and in transliteration in their masculine form
– Colors listed in English, Hebrew and in transliteration in their feminine form
– Bonus Hebrew words listed in English, Hebrew and in transliteration

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1. Color the Aleph-Bet (ages 3-6)
2. The Hebrew Alphabet: Read, Write & Color (ages 6 & up)
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The Concept of OPPOSITES!


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New Release – Double the Fun -Double the Benefit

An excellent way to enhance the ability of children to communicate is to introduce them to the opposites concept. Since opposites are usually descriptive words they add detail and nuance to verbal expression while it simultaneously enriches vocabulary.
MazorBooks new installment in the ‘A Taste of Hebrew’ series, Opposites in Hebrew, does all that, PLUS!


Opposites in Hebrew introduces kids to opposites in two languages and therefore it amplifies the impact and contributes even more to children’s cognitive development.

OPPOSITES in Hebrew for English Speaking Kids
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