Why Giving a Book to a Child is the Best Gift of All

Clinical psychologist Amy L. Stark encourages children to read aloud
By: Amy L. Stark, Ph.D.
"Reading aloud is the experience kids remember and keep close to their hearts"
"Reading aloud is the experience kids remember and keep close to their hearts"
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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Dec. 21, 2016 - PRLog -- The toys are overflowing from the toy box. Electronics are plentiful. It's easy to overlook traditional gifts, like books, at the holidays and other gift-giving occasions. Is it possible to have too many books? Not according to Southern California child psychologist Amy L. Stark. She encourages kids to read and read aloud with their parents through fourth grade.

"Reading aloud are the times that are magical, where parents get to share ideas and delight in the magic found in books," Dr. Stark said. "Making time to read aloud shows interest in reading, gets good discussions going and improves comprehension. It's the experience kids remember and keep close to their hearts as adults."

Dr. Stark's understanding of the power of reading was her inspiration to write significant stories and books for children. The Fairy Godmother Babysits is her new book, the second in a series of Fairy Godmother stories, which Children's Bookwatch described as "a thoroughly entertaining and original story."

"I wrote the Fairy Godmother books because I wanted children to know it is okay to look for magical moments and know they are possible," she said. "It also teaches about caring – the importance of caring for each other, caring for animals and caring for things in the world."

Giving a book to a child is the best gift of all. "Turn off the TV for a few minutes every day and enjoy a good book and the discussions that come with it," she implores.

Amy L. Stark, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist based in Santa Ana, California. She received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Her background in education is in child psychology. Dr. Stark is best known for her work with children in high-conflict divorce situations. She also facilitates self-esteem workshops for girls and has written books on the topic "Whole Heart for Girls" and "Whole Heart for Young Women". For more information http://dramystark.com/

For all of Dr. Stark's books https://www.amazon.com/Amy-L.-Stark-Ph.D./e/B01097OTXM

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