Monthly Archives for December 2009

Is Reading to Your Young Child Really Necessary?

Research continues to support that reading benefits children of all ages in a variety of ways. According to studies, reading helps build your child’s vocabulary, helps develop his imagination, and increases his ability to communicate. In fact, there is a direct relationship between how many words an infant hears in a day and his language skills, even his IQ. That being said, reading is crucial in exposing your baby or young child to a variety of words.

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Advice, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, family, Family Time, Helpful Tips, humanitarian, moms
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Danny The Dragon Contest Winner- NOVEMBER!

I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting many schools this month as well as received MANY pictures submitted to the site and to my e mail at info@dannythedragon.com.

We have another winner for the November gift basket! Here she is:

Paulina- 3rd Grade Winner- NOVEMBER
Paulina- 3rd Grade Winner- NOVEMBER

A New Friend For Danny
A New Friend For Danny

Here is what our wonderful 3rd grade winner, Paulina has to say:

Contests, Library Visits, School Visits
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You Can Raise Awareness for Celiac Disease

How do we get the estimated three million Americans with celiac disease properly diagnosed and adequately treated? The answer lies in increased awareness and research. There are currently 49 autoimmune diseases, and celiac disease is the only one which isn’t supported in research by the government. This needs to change.

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I Have to Share this With My Readers!

This site is an amazing resource for us moms! You can look up certain brands of foods and the ingredients to stay away from food allergies or additives. Search “Gluten-Free” and “cookies” for example and you will be guided to a list of treats that will fit your needs. I am a bit picky when it comes to refrring a good resource, but I feel secure in sharing this one: http://FoodEssentials.com Tina Turbin

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Acts of Kindness, Education, gluten-free, healthy eating, Helpful Tips, Research
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Danny the Dragon Featured at the “Children’s Book Review”

 The popular website “Children’s Book Review” posted a most wonderful “showcase” about my Danny the Dragon.

Not only does the showcase feature my own personal insight about the book, but it also includes a lovely response towards the book from a well-known celebrity.

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Book Tour, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, moms
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Danny the Dragon Contest Winner for November!

Leah Naumec

Leah Naumec was the winner of the October contest as part of the October Danny the Dragon Gluten-Free cupcake party hosted by Tina Turbin in Florida.

She received a Danny the Dragon gift basket loaded with goodies and Danny the Dragon give-aways!

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Advice, Contests, Cupcake Parties, Cupcake Party, Events, gluten-free, Helpful Tips, moms
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More Children’s Books -Tina Turbin

TIna Writing While Traveling

Tina Turbin-Writing While Traveling

OK, many people write in and connect up via social sites asking about future books. Well my friends, YES there are more books. I just have been so darn busy I have not shared the details, sorry about that. I will fill you in: I have three books, yes three lovely books in the works. All varied in content and purpose but all 3 so charming and delightful. They will tickly your fancy when the timing is right and they are ready to be launched as planned, hot off the press.

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Books, CD, Children's Author, Children's Book, General, reading, writing
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Ways to Get Your Kids Reading

First of all, start young. Studies show that reading to your child should begin before the age of six months, as soon as they’re able to enjoy the images and pictures inside of their books. Collect some board books, either buying them at the bookstore or getting some hand-me-downs from friends and family. All children have varying attention spans and you should keep in mind not to push too far past these limits in their attention and not force them to read, as children tend to dislike things they are forced to do not on their own determinism. Every child is different and sometimes it takes time for his interest in reading to develop and his attention span to lengthen.

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Advice, Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature, family, Family Time, Helpful Tips, literacy, moms, parenting, reading
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Over 100 Downloads of Tina Turbin’s Radio Interview

Tina Turbin’s radio interview on the Francesca Durham Radio Show in October was a terrific success!

Francesca Durham (radio show host) had many kind words to say about Tina, including the fact that Tina is a “consummate professional.” 

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