Book Title: Dream it & Do It by Holly Sharp
Category: Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 216 pages
Genre: Children's Non-Fiction
Publisher: Dream It & Do It LLC
Release date: Nov 2020
Format available for review: print (USA), pdf
Tour dates: Jan 6 to Jan 22, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Dream It & Do It introduces children to a wide range of career possibilities at a young age. Readers will explore 100 stories featuring 100 role models, each one showcasing a different career choice. Dream It & Do It was recently awarded a coveted Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review from the largest fully-accredited book review platform, 1st place for short stories (Royal Dragonfly Book Award) and a Gold Mom’s Choice Award.
“Dream It & Do It by Holly Sharp is a perfect book for young kids who want to find their place in this world and what they’d like to be when they are older.” (Readers’ Favorite).
Readers will continued to be inspired through the coordinating Activity Book wherein 100+ activities teach your child about today’s career paths. Book can be purchased as a full collection or in 3 individual volumes. Find the paperback version on Amazon.com and hardcover on dreamitandoit.com.
Sharp spent the bulk of her career in new product development—dreaming up intuitive ideas from how to kill bugs to new ice cream forms to hit grocery shelves. A self-proclaimed problem-solver, she loves to think about the things that the world needs and figuring out how to make those things come to life. “Knowing in high school what I wanted to do with my life set me up for the right path. I wanted the same for my child and searched for books to guide her, but came up short,” Sharp said. “That’s when I thought, ‘why not write the book for my child that she needs and that will also help others?”
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Holly A. Sharp, three-time award winning author of Dream It & Do It shares her perspective on “reading recess.”
As parents juggle distance learning whether it is full time, part time or simply sometimes, it leaves us all asking how to keep kids motivated and maybe even…. exceeding.
This idea of “reading recess” helps kids take a break from staring at their screen all day. According to a 2016 study out of Carnegie Melon, small, but frequent breaks actually make it easier for elementary school kids to focus on the task at hand.
In talking to parents in this situation, I have found that short stories are an excellent way to allow kids to take a break from screen time or to have something to do if they are a “fast finisher”. Dream It & Do it is a collection of 100 short stories about modern day role models. Each story features a different career path. These stories make for a great “reading recess” as each story is only 2 pages.
There are a lot of ways that parents can use this book.
What about as a discussion tool over dinner? If kids are using the short stories during the day as a way to take quick breaks or when they finish before other students, use the book as a discussion starter over dinner. Who did they learn about today? What did they like about the job they learned about? Could they ever see themselves doing this job?
What about as a supplement to what kids are currently learning in school. Discuss what topics they are learning and read stories together at bedtime that relates back to the subjects that kids are studying. Help them to see how the subjects they are learning about today, lead to the real-world careers that people are doing today.
What about a as a way to generate activities for kids to do after (or during) school. Each story ends with a suggested activity that kids can do to learn more about that specific career.
Each book covers careers in the arts, sciences, technology, service, business and product development. There is certain to be one job that might start inspiring your child to not just have a dream, but to go out and do it.
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