Special guest storyteller today!
TEACHING THE YOUNGEST MINDS 1 and 2 y/o HOW TO READ!
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – August 07, 2017, - “An Alligator on the loose in South Texas; only this guy is teaching kids only 1 and 2 years old how to read.” –KENS5 by Ivan Gibson
Prominent local San Antonio author Leah M. Starks is holding two reading sessions of her wildly popular published book "Ace Alligator Loves Apples" at the Twig bookshop during Miss Anastasia’s Friday Story time August 25th, 2017 at 10AM and again at 11AM.
StarksAcademy.com an early learning resource owned by Leah M. Starks and her husband Andre’ Starks. What began as an afternoon homeschool story time for their three children, and high spirited Lucille Ball like mother-in-law Grammy, turned into a live event which is performed across the Nation for Libraries, Book Stores, Schools, and Day Care’s.
Leah and her small business of educating children bring charm and an activity based/free spirited approach to learning. “Our children are World Changers!” Leah’s books use a teaching concept called alliterated phonics which takes the first letter sound of the highlighted alphabet and uses it repetitiously throughout the story lines. This method helps early learners understand the sounds of each letter of the alphabet while singing/dancing, and a bit of guided instruction to tie it all together.
There are many summer time activities you can find here in San Antonio from touring the Alamo to taking the kids to the San Antonio Zoo, but there is only one place in the Alamo City where you will find children performing a show dancing around a 6 foot alligator named Ace, all the while giving them a story they can sink their teeth into. Local book author Leah M. Starks shares her captivating tips to keep children engaged with education this summer. Leah has a traveling children’s program called “Entertain too Educate” chock full of singing/dancing/exercise, free gifts and yes a little light (2 minute) reading of her book “Ace Alligator Loves Apples.”
“Overall, of the 5.1 million Public school students in Texas…60.2 percent of students in Texas public schools are classified as…disadvantaged.” (Ramsey, 2015)
“No parent, teacher or care giver has the time or patience to respond to all of the many, many, many opportunities like these that come along.” (Kamenetz, 2016)
Leah M. Starks’ book has been recognized and supported by Mayor Ron Nierenberg, Pre-K for SA, SPURS Tony Parker, Tha-Dream (Music Producer for Beyonce’/Jay-Z), The Purple Chair of New Braunfels, Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City, KDRY, K-LOVE, KENS5, New Braunfels Public Library, SAPL, and the countries of Mexico, India and the Philippines.