That’s right people, I’ve been vindicated by none other than the New York Times.
Although not in those words…
The article says that after a long study that a bunch of women worked out in groups- some at twice a week, some at four times, and some at six.
And at the end, the twice and four times a week groups got BETTER RESULTS than the 6 times a week women.
As I wrote about in Half-Assed Health- How To Look Good Naked WITHOUIT Starving, Suffering, or Surgery, 3 times a week is ideal, and you do NOT need to kill yourself doing it.
When are you going to stop acting like it’s so HARD to work out, when it’s not-
You can LOOK GOOD NAKED within 90 days, from almost any point- and MY BOOK will help you do that without killing yourself over it. I only work out 3 times a week, and today I had 2 donuts, and 5 Munchkins… by myself!
One of my goals in writing “What Kind Of Penguin Are You?” was to make it understandable and repetitive enough to helps children learn how to read it on their own. The “OWL SURPRISE” is something kids pick up right away, and are excited about it.
Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of the child. It helps them develop a better understand of their surroundings, allows them to gather information from printed materials, and provides them with a wonderful source of entertainment when they read stories and rhymes. Children develop at different rates, and some children will develop reading skills quicker than other children; however, what’s important is that as the parent, you are keenly aware of your child’s maturity and reading level to provide them with appropriate books and activities to help them improve.
As parents, you are the most important teacher for your children. You will introduce your child to books and reading. Below we have some tips to help you teach your child to read.
Teach Your Child How to Read Tip #1
Teach your child alphabet letters and sounds at the same time. Studies have shown that children learn best when they are taught the letter names and letter sounds at the same time. In one study, 58 preschool children were randomly assigned to receive instructions in letter names and sounds, letter sound only, or numbers (control group). The results of this study are consistent with past research results in that it found children receiving letter name and sound instruction were most likely to learn the sounds of letters whose names included cues to their sounds. 
When teaching your child the letter sounds, have them slowly trace the letter, while saying the sound of the letter at the same time. For example, if you were teaching your child the letter “A”, you would say:
“The letter A makes the /A/ (ah) sound.”
Then have your child say the /A/ sound while tracing the letter with his or her index finger.
Teaching a Child How to Read Tip #2
When teaching your child to read, always emphasize with them that the proper reading order should be from left to right, and top to bottom. To adults, this may seem so basic that anyone should know it. However, our children are not born with the knowledge that printed text should be read from left to right and top to bottom, and this is why you’ll sometimes see children reading from right to left instead – because they were never explicitly taught to read from left to right. When teaching your child how to read, always emphasize this point with them.
Teach Your Child How to Read Tip #3
Teach final consonant blends first. Teaching words such “at” and “and” can lead your child directly to learning words that rhyme with these. For example, for “at”, you can have:
For “and”, you can have these rhyming words:
and so on…
You can start teaching blends once your child has learned the sounds of some consonants and short vowel sounds. You don’t need to wait until your child has mastered the sounds of all the letters before teaching blends.
Learning to read is a long process, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Broken down into intuitive and logical steps, a child as young as two years old can learn to read, and older children can accomplish even more.
Now that you have a copy of “What Kind Of Penguin Are YOU?“, your little one might want to show off their creativity. Why not discover what kind of Penguin they see themselves as? You can start by printing out this coloring penguin, and having your child draw on it and color it in.
Then you might want to get more 3-d and create a Paper Penguin Beak that they can wear around the house and flap their wings and shuffle their feet.
Children (and adults!) love playing with things they’ve made, just like something you’ve cooked tastes better because YOU did it. Let’s give your kids that fun too! This is a great craft to get them engaged, and remind rhem of the different kind of Penguins in the book.
You can also teach them about other kinds of birds along the way. Thanks to EHow for these great instructions:
Things You’ll Need For Your Paper Penguin Beak:
Instructions To Make a Paper Penguin Beak:
1. Fold one corner of a sheet of orange or yellow construction paper to the opposite side, matching up the edges evenly. You should have a triangular flap and about 2 inches of paper sticking out from the bottom on one side.
2. Cut off the 2 inches of paper that sticks out from the triangle. Unfold the triangle from bottom to top so that it looks like a diamond shape with a horizontal crease through the middle.
3. Put glue along two bottom edges of the diamond. Fold the triangle down along the crease again and press the edges together. Let the glue dry for a few minutes.
4. Fold the triangle in half from left to right. Crease well and unfold the paper. Make sure the crease forms a peak and the top edge of the triangle is still the folded edge.
5. Fold the top edge of the triangle down about 1/2 inch. Crease well. Punch a hole in both sides of the triangle under the small flap you just made.
6. Cut two pieces of string 1 foot long. Tie an end of one of the strings through the hole in one side of the triangle. Tie an end of the other piece of string through the other hole. Wear your construction paper penguin beak mask by placing the folded edge over your nose and tying the two pieces of string together behind your head
If you’re looking for books for children, “What Kind Of Penguin Are YOU?” may be what you’re looking for…
Written by a 12-year veteran of Performing for Kids, “What Kind Of Penguin Are YOU?” is one of the rare books for children that talks directly to the reader.
The question is asked so that your child may ask themselves who they want to be- but not “when they grow up”, but Who They Want To Be RIGHT NOW, then you’ll understand why this is one of the special books for children.
John “Bones” Rodriguez has been performing with Freestyle Repertory Theatre for the past 12 years, and they are the #1 Assembly group in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
You may have seen their video about the shows they do in schools, but they have also been doing writing workshops, so they have EXTENSIVE experience entertaining and educating children.
Now that author John “Bones” Rodriguez has started writing Books for Children, he intends on writing several more to bring parents and their children to experience some joy together.
There will be a special LIMITED-TIME FREE OFFER for this book in February of 2012- Get on the mailing list to get the offer:
As a performer, I often hear children talking about what they want to be “when they grow up” instead of what they want to be NOW. Many children don’t know that they can choose what they want to be at ANY MOMENT, and the freedom and fun that comes with that CHOICE.
There are a lot of people who have taken a look at SendOutCards and have asked if it’s a scam, or if people are making any money.
According to them it’s a great service, and easy to sell, so you might as well join.
However, what you might not have heard is that just like everything else, it requires some work to build a SendOutCards business.
I first saw SendOutCards when someone gave me a random call and wanted to “Show me something”… I was suspicious, but I said sure. Next thing I knew, I was making a greeting card for my wife over he web, and when I realized that the card was going to be sent through the REAL mail, I was like:
You know I’m a big reader, and after reading this powerful and simple book (It’s only 50 pages), I became Facebook friends with Mandy and really enjoy her postings. Speaker, writer, coach and seminar leader, Mandy Evans teaches people a VERY FAST process that she calls “The Option Method” to help people BE HAPPIER.
She is a contributing author to four books by Joe Vitale including bestsellers, “The Attractor Factor” and “The Key.” The are several videos of the two of them discussing life and happiness, and he often credits her for his growth:
My copy of “Emotional Options” is highlighted all over the place, and I even DOUBLE starred this passage:
“To believe I need something requires, by definition, that I also believe I cannot be okay without that something. It may be an object, or an experience that I desire. In this view of reality, if I don’t get it, that very not-getting threatens my well-being, my hopes for happiness, my ability to be okay. When i use un-happiness in order to help myself get what I want, or to get you to give me what I want, I live in that need. That experience is self-extinguishing- it is the state of non-being. The very thing I do to help myself cripples me, choking the life force and my ability to create.”
I know- it sounds like a lot, but by the time she gets there, it’s pretty profound.
Anyway, I hope that you take the time to look Mandy up, get some of her work, and help yourself BE MORE HAPPY by exploring your “Emotional Options“.