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Who Are the Royals?

walking back to the castleWho are the Royals?  I’m glad you asked. The Royals are a group of loyal fans of Prince Garrett. There is no strict definition of loyal fans for the Prince Garrett monarchy.  It includes, boys, girls, mothers, fathers, cousins, uncles, aunties, friends and everyone in between.  In Garrett Land here is the list of the Royals:

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King James: Father of Prince Garrett

The Queen: Mother of Prince Garrett

Magus: Prince’s Garrett Cousin

Duchess Gigi: The Prince’s Aunt

The Royal Fans:

You: The Loyal Friends and Fans of Prince Garrett and Garrett Land

Chef: Prince Garrett Chef, friend, confidant, and teacher

Grace: Prince Garrett’s friend

Michael: Prince Garrett’s friend

Mr. Bullfrog: Prince Garrett’s friend

Mother Oak Tree: Prince Garrett’s friend

Beautiful Butterfly: Prince Garrett’s friend

 

Prince Garrett’s royals can choose different names to represent their royal status or personality. Here are a few titles and characteristics to choose from:

  • Count
  • Countess
  • Duchess
  • Duke
  • Elder
  • Esquire
  • Gentleman
  • Grace
  • Knight
  • Lady
  • Noble

Here’s how it works… add one or two of these titles in front of your name.  It will look something like this:

  • Lady Ava
  • Gentleman James
  • Duke Hunter
  • Duchess Zoe
  • Count Jackson
  • Countess Catherine
  • Elder Elise
  • Elder Eddie
  • Noble or Nobleman Reggie
  • Noblewoman Leiah

Using two royal titles:

  • Count Esquire Malik
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  • Noble Duke Noah
  • Duchess Elder Bayla
  • Gentleman Elder Samuel
  • Noble Countess Aala
  • Elder Noble Maalik
  • Grace countess Bae
  • Duke Night Dae

 

Are you ready to choose your name? Well get started and be sure to let me know what name you choose by sending in your new royal name.

 

 

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Can Summer Reading increase your Child’s Physical and Mental Health?

Can Summer Reading increase your Child’s Physical and Mental Health?

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Did You Know?… Adding a good summer reading list keeps
children’s minds active over the summer and aids in lessening anxiety when returning back to school. As reading skills are developed during the summer, confidence is built for the upcoming school year. When children are asked to read aloud in front of their peers, they will feel comfortable with doing so. Higher self-esteem…

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Can Summer Reading increase your Child’s Physical and Mental Health?

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Did You Know?… Adding a good summer reading list keeps
children’s minds active over the summer and aids in lessening anxiety when returning back to school. As reading skills are developed during the summer, confidence is built for the upcoming school year. When children are asked to read aloud in front of their peers, they will feel comfortable with doing so. Higher self-esteem levels result in excellent mental health, providing motivation and desire to succeed in the classroom.

Summer reading is also vital in maintaining mental functionality and stamina, because it exercises the brain and strengthens the memory bank. According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association, “A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year…. It’s common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills” (rif.org).

As the memory bank becomes stronger, information that enters the brain starts to become easier to retain and comprehend for children. The ultimate result is that children will be able to achieve higher test scores on assessment tests, as well as earn higher grades in English and reading classes.

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It Doesn’t Stop There…

Summer reading combined with physical activity adds to children’s overall health. It can provide good physical health for children when parents are active in changing up their scenery during reading time. Parents can walk with their children to local playgrounds and beaches, as well as public libraries to enjoy reading together. Incorporating physical activity into a child’s regimen will be a Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 1.49.02 PMcatalyst to good mental health. Author, Jannie Pilgrim was inspired to start the “Prince Garrett” series when she began walking with her son, Garrett and telling him creative stories about a prince and his companion Zeus, the dog. “Watching the manifestation of a story come to life from a child’s perspective, is magical,” says Pilgrim. On walks, Pilgrim would point out life’s miracles – the caterpillar that would soon morph into a butterfly. These walks not only created educational value and exercise, it provided bonding and a deep appreciation for nature. “Regular physical activity can help sharpen thinking, learning, and judgment skills. It can also reduce risk of depression and may help improve sleep.” (cdc.gov).

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Add Value to Your Child’s Summer Reading List…

  • Pilgrim’s latest book, “How the Moth Turned into a Butterfly,” is the fourth book in the “Prince Garrett” series. It is impactful because it entails easy-to-comprehend language and intriguing climaxes that persuades children to read. Fun and adventure combined with these elements strives to raise reading levels.
  • The series will expand children’s vocabulary and pronunciation, ultimately strengthening verbal and written communication skills. As a result, they will become more confident when communicating with peers, as well as adults.

Summer readers can purchase a copy of their very own book from the “Prince Garrett” Series  at www.amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com! Visit princegarrett.com for more information on the series.

About the Author

Jannie Pilgrim is the founder of The Deal, LLC, a career consulting firm that provides transformative coaching to aid individuals in their pursuit of personal and career goals.

Jannie holds a Master’s of Science in Human Resources and a postgraduate degree in Training and Development from the Milano Graduate School of The New School University. Jannie has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, project management, talent acquisition and training development for Fortune 500 companies.

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Why Use Children’s Literature for ESL Students?

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Breakfast for a Prince uses good pictures and universal language for ESL Students

Good pictures are as close to universal language as the world is likely to get…picture books are an invaluable aid to communication across linguistic lines.

Here are the top reasons why Children’s books help ESL learn English:

• Engagement that’s not intimidating

• Children’s books have universal themes

• Simple language

• Manageable story length

• Illustrations make it fun and engaging

• Increase vocabulary in context

• Helps with skills and strategy development

• Integration of language skills: reading, listening, and speaking

• Creates heightened interest in books and reading

• Cultural knowledge (Western and other cultures)

• Multicultural stories – students see themselves, adds to connecting with story

• Exposure to literary terms and appreciation of literature

•Figurative language and cultural metaphors

• Visual art appreciation

• It’s FUN !

 

 

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Reading is Going to the Dogs!

Reading is Going to the Dogs!

WANT TO TEACH KIDS TO READ? GIVE THEM AN ADORING (FURRY) AUDIENCE.

Early readers need encouragement and what’s more reassuring than a wagging tail, sweet puppy dog eyes, and a rapt audience that will never utter a discouraging word?

Having kids read to man’s best friend gives them an outlet for their newfound phonics, and the pooches — with their need for attention — Dogs and kids lap it up.

Give your children 15-minute stints to read to a dog. Your child has pet allergies? No problem, this method also works with stuff pets too!

Look for every possible way to motivate kids to love to read. For both kids and their pets, this approch will make the dog happy and the kids smile!

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Image: Zuzu from Prince Garrett’s book series