Why are the Jacob’s Dream books a good fit for grandparents?

Special to the Outlook

 Close to 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year. Raising these babies is a monumental responsibility for parents. Oftentimes, grandparents provide invaluable support to parents in raising their children. Realizing the importance of raising a child, the critical question to be asked is: Why are the Jacob’s Dream books a good fit for grandparents?

Ronald Holmes created six Jacob’s Dream books with grandparents in mind. Jacob’s Dream series are for children ages 1 to 10. The books provide real-life stories about careers, animals in Africa, stopping bullying, numbers and birds, alphabets and continents. 

One of the most rewarding things a grandparent can do with their grandchildren is to read to them. Reading improves children’s thinking and language skills and improves their reading comprehension. Even before kids learn to talk, they can enjoy sitting in grandma’s lap to look at picture books.  Grandparents can use this special time to teach words, colors, letters, objects and tell stories about the pictures. The Jacob’s Dream series gives grandparents an opportunity to interact with the child on subjects that are relevant, age appropriate, interesting and educational.

Throughout the books, there are colorful illustrations to capture children’s imagination while developing their reading and thinking skills. Children can color the illustrations in the books, which further enhances the learning process. The books are also very useful for elementary teachers as they can use the books’ lesson plans tied to Common Core State Standards to facilitate classroom instructions on the subject matter, build student vocabulary skills and apply learning to practice.

To order online the Jacob’s Dream books, visit Amazon.com; Barnes & Noble; or AuthorHouse. The books’ titles are:  Jacob’s Dream! A Story on the Solar System which is Holmes’ latest book; Jacob’s Dream! A Story of Careers for Children; Jacob’s Dream! A Story of Animals in Africa; Jacob’s Dream! A Lesson on Alphabets & Continents; Jacob’s Dream! A Lesson on Numbers and Birds; and Jacob’s Dream! A Story of Bullying in School & Ways to Stop It.

Dr. Ronald Holmes is the author of 18 books and publisher of The Holmes Education Post, an education focused Internet newspaper. Holmes is a former teacher, school administrator, test developer and district superintendent.

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