Over the summer break, one of my goals was to read books. I was grateful that Church Strengthening Ministry gave me a couple of books to review.
Church Strengthening Minstry produces Christian literature on family and relationships, leadership, other inspirational topics as well as financial stewardship and church/pastoral resources. They are celebrating their 25th year in the ministry this year. They aim to continue developing resources to help God’s people reach God’s world. The first book they gave me is Ang Nanay Kong Titser by Christian educator Ms. Bessie Rios.
Ms. Bessie Rios is a passionate trainer and lecturer on childhood education. She holds a master’s degree in Christian Leadership and also a master’s degree in Family Life and Childhood Development and a doctoral degree in School Administration.
Ang Nanay Kong Titser is written in a mixed Filipino and English text which makes it easy to read. This fits well with the overall theme of the book. It is a practical book for moms who want to teach their young children at home. Ms. Rios states simple and easy step by step instructions on becoming your child’s first teacher. Becoming your child’s teacher need not be boring but it is fun and practical! Ms. Rios believes that moms are the best teachers for their young children and she made this book to guide moms to fulfill that role.
The book covers different areas upon which a mom can teach her child. It starts with mom’s pregnancy, child’s development, child’s artistic abilities, child’s acceptance of others, daily chores, travel and how to raise eagerness in reading and writing. A well rounded book covering the physical, emotional, mental and social development of a child.
I liked it that a great portion of the book dealt with learning through household chores. Children nowadays don’t particpate in household chores when they can learn so much from it.
I would recommend this book to moms who want to be more intentional in teaching their young children at home. This book equips us with doable tips and how to make every opportunity a learning moment for our kids.
This book costs 270 pesos and is available in leading bookstores nationwide or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.