Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MY INTERVIEW WITH KRISTI BERNARD

Nicole Weaver Gets Kids Reading In Multiple Languages


Nicole Weaver
Author Nicole Weaver
This weeks featured author at Get Kids To Read is Nicole Weaver. Nicole get kids reading in multiple languages.
Nicole weaver was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She came to the United States when she was ten years old. She is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English. She is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish. She is the author of a children’s trilingual picture book titled ” Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle.” The story is about a Haitian little girl who resided by the beach in Haiti. Her second trilingual children’s picture book will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The book titled, ” My sister is my Best Friend ” will be published 2011.




How do you promote kids and reading?
I think the best thing we can do for kids is to help them develop a love for reading. As a parent and teacher, I encourage kids to read books on topics that are of interest to them. I read and review a lot of children’s books. I post the reviews on my blog, Blogcritics and Amazon so parents can learn about these books.
Tell us about your website?
On my website http://nicole-weaver.com, I like posting activities about learning French and Spanish.
Will you be doing any school book tours for 2011?
It is impossible for me to do school visits because I teach fulltime. I have done library visits. I am scheduled to do readings at several after school centers.
What are your thoughts on the new technology for reading a book?
I think books will never go out of style completely, but I think many people are fascinated with the Kindle E- reader. Due to high interest, most publishers will be forced to publish book s in kindle. My first trilingual book is currently being published in kindle.
What advice do you have for parents on getting their kids reading?
Parents can do a lot to get kids reading. Here are a few suggestions:
  1. Allow kids to read books that are of interest to them
  2. Take kids to the library to attend reading programs
  3. Take kids to local book fairs so they can purchase books that are of interest to them
  4. Create a special space where you and your kids can spend time reading together (when my three children were younger we sat in a special area in the family room to read. Kids emulate their parents, if they see their parents reading ; they too will want to do the same.
Marie and her friend the sea turtle
Marie And Her Friend The Sea Turtle

Thanks so much for stopping by Nicole and sharing your tips with us today.
If you would like to know more about Nicole please visit her website at
http://nicole-weaver.com
You can also visit her at The Neophyte Writer and Kristi’s Book Nook.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this interview. What a wonderful talent you have know and sharing stories in another language. Blessings for much success.

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  2. These are all excellent tips. Thanks for sharing. I so admire that you write in three languages.

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  3. Hi Terri,

    Thanks for stopping by.


    Nicole Weaver

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  4. Nicole, your tips are terrific! This is such good advice for both parents and educators.

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  5. Hi Cheryl,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I am very appreciative.

    Nicole Weaver

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  6. Hi Nancy,

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I so appreciate it!

    Nicole Weaver

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  7. Great interview Nicole. Your book is fun as well as educational.

    Books for Kids - http://www.margotfinke.com

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  8. Hi Margot,

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Nicole Weaver

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  9. Hi Nicole, thanks for checking out www.flipflopreviews.blogspot.com, your book looks great!! :)

    I am following you back! Have a great day.

    -Danielle

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  10. Thanks for sharing, Nicole. Those are some good tips. Keep up the good writing!

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  11. Thanks for sharing the tips, Nicole. What a talent you have with all those languages and it's wonderful that you're sharing it with kids.

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  12. Hi Connie,

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Nicole

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  13. Hi Janet,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Appreciate the support.

    Nicole

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  14. Nicole,
    I love the idea of creating a special reading space at home. :) I am going to look into that.

    Margo
    http://margodill.com/blog/

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