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2 STAR POWER –MEANS KNOWING YOUR LINES! Lee Ann Crockett, Ind. Educational Supervisor, UBAH

3 STAR POWER – Means Knowing Your Lines… “Form” is important – gives customers their first impression but once the ‘party’ begins it’s “substance” that takes center stage. ….Bruce Maples, Professional Sales Trainer

4 STAR POWER – Means Knowing Your Lines… Knowledge = Power

5 STAR POWER – Means Knowing Your Lines… –Be prepared ! –Be organized ! –Be knowledgeable!

6 STAR POWER – Means Knowing Your Lines… EARLY LEARNING BOOKS LOGIC BOOKS INTERNET-LINKED BOOKS

7 Early Learning Touchy-Feely Books! Capture their hearts! Tactile Stimulation Visual Discrimination Simple things to count Hide-n-seek

8 Rhyming Board Book Series Amusing situations to talk about! Story- tellers make better readers! Visual Discrimination- - 2 things on each page similar colors Rhyming = Phonemic Awareness

9 End pages are designed to elicit a love for books! Endless activities to help keep your children interested and occupied –Counting –Skip counting –Counting Backwards –What number do you get if you add one more? Children absorb information best when there is an activity involved. 1 2 3 & A B C

10 Cartwright Duck hiding –Essence of reading comprehension –Active pursuit Tracing the numbers –Tracking skills –Focus –Time-on-Task Rhyming –Phonemic Awareness 1 2 3 http://www.educationnews.org/phonemic_awareness_what_does_it_.htm

11 Comparing Wiggy the Pig –Critical Thinking Skills –Visual Discrimination Skills Finding all of the ‘singles’ –Building number sense Fun! –“Naughty” parrot How many “3’s” can they find? –Investigative Skills –Life-long learner Last page! –Invite’s your child in! –Goes to 21! 1 2 3

12 Reading Skills –Tracing letters –Letter names Phonemic Awareness Self-esteem Investigative Skills –How many things on the page start with that sound? A B C

13 Lavish illustrations –Give their child language –Encourages storytelling Alphabet Skills –Seeing whole alphabet –“Part-to-Whole” Information Interactive –Find the duck! –Question on each page –Find other items on page beginning with same phoneme Farmyard Tales Alphabet Book

14 So many more wonderful choices!

15 Make Your Kids Smarter With USBORNE BOOKS We, as parents have the responsibility for helping our children develop critical thinking skills USBORNE BOOKS introduce and engage logic and reasoning skills. So, let us help you provide the age appropriate resources you need to help your child be smarter!

16 USBORNE BOOKS Wide selection of books that engage logic and reasoning skills 10 – 14 Product lines Ages 6 months to Teens

17 For very young children -- 6 –12 mos. Old Finding out what a book is How to hold a book and turn pages Which of the two yellow objects is the duck? Introduce Stephen Cartwright’s Duck and mention it is hiding in many of his books! Rhyming Stories – Phonemic Awareness

18 Great toddler Book – 16 to 24 mos. Old Continue to develop thinking skills Wonderful talk-about double-page spread with questions at the bottom of the page Vocabulary Enrichment Beginning Counting Skills Abstract Reasoning – Matching shapes Reinforces Concepts with Quiz at the end Find the duck! What’s Happening Series

19 Ke “Story” puzzle books – 3+ yrs old Cute story on each double page spread Bold Text with action or question Critical Thinking Skills YOUNG PUZZLE ADVENTURE SERIES

20 YOUNG PUZZLE SERIES Paragraph or two followed by line of bold text with action or question Adventure stories involving kids Help characters find components of a kit – one piece hidden on each page Mischievous characters Lost items throughout story Great for multiple ages! 4 to 10 yrs old

21 PUZZLE JOURNEY SERIES PUZZLE ADVENTURE SERIES More text on each page and smaller font Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Clues Page -- Printed Backwards Great for ‘readers’

22 WHODUNIT SERIES SCIENCE PUZZLE ADVENTURES SPINECHILLERS Story Adventures Red Herrings Develop deductive reasoning skills

23 SOLVE-IT YOURSELF PUZZLE ADVENTURE KIT Piece together the evidence! 12+ to Adults! Develop higher thinking skills Investigate skills

24 OTHER LOGIC BOOKS 1001 Things to Spot Series Spot the Difference Series Maze Fun Series Great Search Series Travel Puzzles Brain Benders Fantasy Adventures

25 USBORNE INTERNET LINKED BOOKS Usborne introduced internet- linked books in 2001 The cover of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said Usborne had started a “PUBLISHING REVOLUTION” Usborne Editors link text content to best website they can find adding a new dimension to our books1

26 USBORNE INTERNET LINKED BOOKS 200 + Titles Science History Language Geography Fine Arts

27 Today – there is a lot of competition for books: Television Computers/Game-boys Extracurricular Activities DVD/CD’s

28 USBORNE INTERNET-LINKED BOOKS Grab the readers attention! And address different learning styles Visual Audio Kinesthetic And…………..

29 Take the reader to places they don’t normally get to go! Virtual tours of villages, castles, pyramids and more! Science Experiments –Dissections –Make an Earthquake! –Design a rollercoaster Printable pictures “*” Audio –Languages –Musical Instruments –More! Interior view of the Bent Pyramid -

30 First Encyclopedia Series Clear, informative encyclopedia for younger readers Over 1500 amazing photos, illustrations and diagrams Includes simple, safe activities and experiments Downloadable quizzes, word-searches and activity sheets

31 Beginners Series Lively information book for beginner readers Written with the help of a reading expert Fantastic photographs and illustrations throughout Links to exciting websites 16+ Titles

32 Starting Point History Series Hilarious Details “Chatty” Format Answers questions kids want to ask Many fonts, inset boxes Simple activities

33 kin Art Books Step-by-step instructions Links to museums around the world Virtual tours of artists homes Links to real photos to use as models Downloadable templates, pictures and clip art

34 Internet-linked Reference Set 1000’s of weblinks Glossaries Quizzes Printable pictures and diagrams Incredible Set to offer at Booths – –$99 for all 3 with $15 in additional books free

35 STAR POWER – Means Knowing Your Lines… “Form” is important – gives customers their first impression but once the ‘party’ begins it’s “substance” that takes center stage. ….Bruce Maples, Professional Sales Trainer


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