The Five-Minute Brain Workout for Kids

Author of The Five-Minute Brain Workout for Kids, Kim Chamberlain writes up a post and shares some pictures from her event. Check it out below!


It was held at The Children’s Bookshop in Wellington, New Zealand The bookshop owner gave an introduction, my friend Ginelle who is a teacher explained how she uses the exercises from the book in schools to enhance language learning, Jon (my husband who did the illustrations) spoke about the illustrations and I explained how the concept for the book came about and the benefits you can gain from using it.

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Jon gave out some coloring sheets—a compilation of illustrations he used in the book:

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We also gave away a couple of photos of our pet lizard, Ra, who was the inspiration for many of his illustrations!


The Five-Minute Brain Workout for Kids by Kim Chamberlain, illustrated by Jon Chamberlain9781634501590-frontcover

Our brains are an amazing organ! And just like our bodies, our brain functions best when it’s put to work. So get ready to give your brain a full workout each day with The Five-Minute Brain Workout for Kids! Inside, you’ll find 365 word puzzles and games to keep your mind active and in great shape! Have fun with your family and friends as you learn about acronyms, anagrams, definitions, parts of speech, rhyming words, syllables, word structure, and more with these fun puzzles. From Alphabet Teasers and Mini Word Sudoku puzzles, to Speed Words and Word Store games, even doing one puzzle a day will help you to learn new words, spell better, problem solve with ease, and have better concentration.

With ten levels of puzzles—ranging from easiest to most challenging—and an answer key at the end to check your work, this book is sure to help keep your brain active and will help increase your understanding of and love for all kinds of words! So impress your family and friends by how quickly you can solve word puzzles and with how many words you’ve learned, too!

This is a fabulous word puzzles book with over 400 various puzzles ranging from easy to difficult. Parents and teachers will like this as an educational way to keep kids occupied and learning important words and phrases. The graphics throughout make it kid-friendly and lessen the emphasis on learning, which should pull kids in.

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Beyond the Book: Catherine Bailey on Hypnosis

Hypnosis Harry author, Catherine Bailey, is an expert on the subject of hypnosis. She wrote a book on it, after all. Catherine has put together some activities for you to take hypnosis to the classroom or bring it into your own home. Check out the discussion questions, coloring sheets, and activity page below!


BEYOND THE BOOK:

IDEAS FOR USING HYPNOSIS HARRY IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT HOME

Thank you for allowing me to write a guest post for your blog, Sky Pony. Oh sure technically I hypnotized you into letting me do it, but thanks all the same.

I am excited to share some fun ways to expand on Hypnosis Harry—either at school in the classroom, or at home in your playroom. So look deep into your screen, and read on.

Discussion Questions

Right versus wrong, consequences both good and bad, the ins and outs of dealing with family—Hypnosis Harry addresses all of these concepts. Young readers can be encouraged to explore these ideas through the following discussion questions.

(1) What are some things that Harry’s parents say no to, before they are hypnotized?

(2) Why do they say no to these things?

(3) Why do you think Harry thinks they are saying no?

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(4) What are some things your parents say no to?

(5) If your parents had to say yes/could not say no, what kinds of things would you do?

(6) What makes Harry change his mind and undo the hypnosis?

(7) Do you think Harry’s parents will be mad at him when they stop being hypnotized?

(8) What do you think Harry’s sister will do/ is doing with the watch?

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(9) If you could hypnotize anyone, who would it be?

(10) Do you think Harry will hypnotize anyone again?

Hypnosis Harry coloring sheet:

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Hypnosis Harry activity sheet:


 

Hypnosis Harry by Catherine Bailey, illustrated by Sarita Rich

9781634501712-frontcoverNo pajamas at the park. No toys in the toaster. Harry’s parents say no to everything! That is, until Harry learns about hypnosis.

With a little practice, and Grandpa’s watch, Harry puts his parents in a trance and envisions a future full of fun and yes’s!

Comic books by the crate, night-vision goggles for his teddy bear, a pet monkey (or two)—no request is too big or too bizarre. Harry loves his new freedom and, not to mention, all that bacon. So what if his robot goes rogue and playmates are hard to find? But when his ninja moves result in a playground pile-up, Harry starts to wonder if he really wants his every wish granted.

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