An Unborn Baby Learns While in the Womb

unborn babyDid you know that unborn baby learns while in the womb? I did some research and I found some interesting facts. A new study shows that the unborn baby not only hears his/her mom, but may understand her and is already learning language from her.

One mother shared about how, when she is shopping, she talks to her unborn baby. I guess her fellow shoppers probably thought that she was crazy. Far from it. In fact, what she is giving her baby is a foundation for language development.

It is believed that babies begin to absorb language when they are inside the womb during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy — which is earlier than previously held. I also discovered from my research that newborns can actually tell the difference between their mother’s native tongue and foreign languages just hours after they are born. So moms, remember that your unborn baby is listening, learning and remembering during the last stages of pregnancy.

If a mother sits in a movie theater with state-of-the-art sound or walks by a noisy construction site, odds are the fetus will react to all the noise by kicking or shifting around. It is said that around the seventh and eighth month, a fetus’s heart rate slows down slightly whenever his/her mother is speaking, indicating that mom’s voice has a calming effect. Experts says: “Mothers shouldn’t try putting earphones on their bellies and playing music because it’s already noisy in there,” The experts continues by saying, “Learning the mother’s voice and her vowels happens naturally as the mothers speak,”

It is suggested that mothers recognize the importance of not only to talking to their unborn child during the last trimester of pregnancy but to continue to talk to her newborn from the moment of birth to help facilitate language development.

What are the benefits of mom reading and talking to her unborn baby?

Here are 6 benefits for the unborn baby to learn in the womb:

1. It helps you bond with your unborn baby
2. Your voice has a calming and soothing effect on your unborn baby
3. When you are reading, you are relaxed and this relaxes your unborn baby.
4. Your unborn baby is beginning to learn language
5. Your unborn baby is getting to know your voice.
6. Your unborn baby is more likely to read after birth.

What a wonderful way of contributing to the development of an unborn baby. Not only does the mother provide the nutrition for the baby but has the ability to contribute to the baby by reading and talking to her unborn baby.

There are many resources out there, one is Windows to the womb: Revealing the Consciousness from Conception to Birth.

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5 Reasons Why Reading Is Important

Reading is important

I remember being reminded constantly by my parents as well as my teachers about why reading was important. Now as an adult, I realize reading is important and that they were correct in instilling this in me.  Although the media and technology has made it so much easy for us but nothing can replace reading.

 Here are 5 reasons why reading is important.

1. Reading improves your imagination and creativity

Reading exposes you to a world of imagination. Imagination which is also called the faculty of imagining is the ability to form new images and sensations in the mind. It is said that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses showing you nothing is impossible in this world. Reading helps you explore a different perspective and how different actions leads to different result. People who read a lot are adding more to their knowledge base and thus structuring new solutions and answers.

2. Reading helps with linking your brain

Our brain which is functions as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual activity is being linked to an author. It appears possible that reading can improve the “connectivity” between the various brain circuits that are essential to understanding the written word. It is said that simply reading a good novel can keep that enhanced “connectivity” working for days, and possibly longer, after we have finished the book.

3. Reading improves your understanding

The more you read, the more you understand one thing. If you are reading about snakes and their habits, you will get to know which snakes are harmful and which are not. You will learn about what happens if you get bitten by a harmful snake. Reading also increases the understanding of the rules of life, in order for you to adapt, adopt, accommodate, assimilate, and acculturate into the society better. To play well in a game, you first need to understand the rules well. Reading also helps you understand the world, its various cultures, customs, and traditions. So when you meet people from other countries etc., you have a better understanding of them.

4. Reading improves your communication

Communication is the most important tool which can be transmitted through reading. As you communicate through reading, you comprehend more, and thus you can communicate better with people. As with a person that knows nothing, he/she hasn’t had anything to share, and he/she probably doe not even understand what people are sharing. Through reading, you form a more solid foundation for communication. It is one of the most important tools we use every day to connect with people. if you don’t read, you can’t even connect with the world and what people are talking about out there. Reading connects you with the world.

5. Reading teaches you new things

Through reading, you expose yourself to new things, new information, new ways to solve problems, and new ways to achieve one thing. Who knows – you might discover your new hobby. Who knows – you might actually explore one thing you really like and it may end up becoming your career and success in the future. Exploration, probing, and examining begin from reading and understanding.

The early reminder of our parents and teachers that reading is important should be conveyed to our children and grandchildren. I hope we will not replace reading with other activities that will prevent us from reading. The 5 reasons in this post are compelling enough to conclude that reading is important and to make reading part of our lives. Happy reading!

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Kindle for the World

Did you know that the Kindle Voyage can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, and Simplified Chinese?

You can easily choose the language that you are most comfortable with, and enjoy immediate dictionary look-ups in any of these languages.

Read books in other languages. Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

Kindle also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.

Click here to find out about the Kindle Money Mastery 2.0

The Kindle Voyage – the good, bad, and the bottom line.

Here are three things about the kindle that I want to share with you – The Good, bad, and the bottom line.

THE GOOD is the top of Amazon’s e-reader line: it’s the company’s lightest touchscreen model ever, with the best resolution and contrast to date, better built-in lighting, a flush glass front and dedicated page-turn buttons.

THE BAD It’s not a huge upgrade over the Kindle Paperwhite, but it costs more. And you’ll pay extra still for a case, which is not included.

THE BOTTOM LINE The Kindle Voyage is Amazon’s best e-reader to date, and probably the best e-reader ever but with a cost.

Click here to get your own Kindle Voyage

How to improve the performance for your kindle

Update software features for the kindle
Update software features for the kindle

Finding what are the features that will enhance your experience with the Kindle is easy. Kindle has a free software that shows the features that will do this. If you want to improve performance find out more below under “Software Update for Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle”

Software Update for Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle

I came across this on amazon and thought I would pass this on to you. It is from Jeff H from amazon and he makes the following announcement:

“We have a free software update available for Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation), the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle (7th Generation).
In addition to performance improvements for your Kindle, new features include:

Smart Cards
A redesigned Smart Lookup makes it easier to get to the actions you want to take while reading – highlight, create a note, share a quote, and more, while keeping your favorite Smart Lookup features like Dictionary, Wikipedia, and X-Ray easily accessible. Just tap and hold on a word, phrase, or sentence to bring up Smart Lookup and swipe right to see the next card.

Reading Improvements
These reading improvements are:
~Bookerly, a new font specifically designed for digital screens and tailored for Kindle books, is now available on Kindle Voyage, the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle (7th Generation), in addition to Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation). It introduces a lighter, more graceful look that’s akin to the best traditional fonts found in print books.

~Improved word spacing, which results in faster, easier reading across all fonts. When words are unevenly spaced on a line of text, or the spacing between words varies from line to line, it’s harder for the eye to scan a passage of text while reading. So Amazon’s new technology uses advanced rules for breaking words across lines with hyphenation while adjusting the space between words, to create paragraphs that are more even and consistent line to line.

~Improved character placement, which increases word-recognition speed. Digital fonts in browsers lack the subtle variable adjustments between characters that make high-quality print materials look great. Amazon’s reading technology now applies kerning, which looks at neighboring pairs of letters in context and adjusts the character spacing to suit the word.

~Large font optimizations, which reduce visual distractions when customers choose larger font. The text is automatically left aligned to reduce gaps, and margins, indents, nested lists, borders and drop caps all get special treatment to keep the page easy to read with less effort.

~Enhanced page layout with typographically correct drop caps, and images and graphics that fit the page as the author meant them to be displayed, scaling correctly to reflect the page size and the customer’s preferred font size.

~Footnotes, endnotes and chapter notes are displayed in a pop up panel, either at the bottom of the page when the note will fit in the bottom-third of the page, or full screen if the note will not fit in the bottom-third of the page.

Personalized Recommendations on Goodreads on Kindle

Now you can access book recommendations personalized just for you inside the Goodreads app on your Kindle. The Goodreads algorithms analyze more than 20 billion data points and deliver surprising suggestions-all to help you find the book you’ll want to read next. If you haven’t used recommendations on Goodreads before, simply tell us your favorite genres and rate some books, and we’ll provide you with personalized recommendations. To learn more about a recommended title, just tap on the book cover to see more details. The more books you rate, the better your recommendations will be!”

These features will be delivered automatically as part of a free, over-the-air software update in the coming weeks, or you can visit http://www.amazon.com/kindlesoftwareupdates to download the software update starting today”

How to Transfer Files from Your Computer to Your Kindle Paperwhite

Sometimes you may have files on your computer and would like to transfer them to your Kindle Paperwhite. You can do this very easily. Here’s how to: Although e-mailing or sending a document to your Kindle Paperwhite is fast and easy, connecting your Kindle via USB cable and transferring books via drag-and-drop is simple too.

If you are Mac or Window users you can download and transfer Kindle content and personal documents from your computer to your Kindle through the USB connection. When the Kindle is plugged into a computer, it appears as a removable mass-storage device.

Please note the systems requirements for transferring files via USB cable:

PC: Windows 2000 or later

Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2 or later

USB port: An available port or an attached USB hub with an available port

To connect your Kindle Paperwhite to your computer:

  1. Plug the larger end of the USB cable into an available USB port or a powered USB hub connected to your computer, and connect the other end of the USB cable to the micro-USB port on the bottom of the Kindle Paperwhite.

When connected to the PC, the Kindle Paperwhite goes into USB drive mode and its battery is recharged by the computer. Wireless service is temporarily shut off. The Kindle is not usable as a reading device while in USB drive mode but returns to your reading location when you eject the device from your computer.

  1. When your Kindle Paperwhite is connected, simply drag and drop (or copy and paste) the file from your computer’s hard drive to the Kindle Paperwhite.

For e-books, make sure to place the file in the Documents folder on the Kindle Paperwhite. If you put the file in the root drive, it won’t appear on the Home screen of your Kindle Paperwhite.

If your file is in a Kindle-compatible formats, you can transfer it directly from your computer to your Kindle Paperwhite via USB. To transfer the files, follow these easy steps:

  1. Connect your Kindle Paperwhite to your computer using the USB cable.

Your computer recognizes your Kindle Paperwhite when it’s plugged in and displays the Kindle Paperwhite as a removable drive. If you go to my Computer (PC) or Finder (Mac), your Kindle Paperwhite appears as a drive.

  1. Double-click the drive to open it and view the folders on your Kindle Paperwhite.
  2. Open another window and navigate to the file(s) you want to transfer to your Kindle Paperwhite.
  3. Drag the file(s) to the appropriate folder on your Kindle Paperwhite.

Place your text and documents files in the Documents folder on your Kindle Paperwhite.

You can also use the Copy and Paste commands to move documents to the documents folder.

  1. Eject your Kindle Paperwhite from your computer:
    • On a Windows 8 PC: Right-click the Kindle drive icon and choose Eject. A notification that it is safe to remove the device from the computer appears.
    • On a Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC,choose Start then Computer, and then right-click the Kindle drive icon and choose Eject. You can also left- or right-click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the lower-right corner of the taskbar.
    • On a Mac, Control-click the Kindle device icon and choose Eject.

The files you transferred are displayed on your Home screen and are available for you to view on your Kindle Paperwhite.

Your Kindle Paperwhite cannot read files that are protected with DRM. If this is the case, you see an error message when you try to open the e-book. Before buying books from sources other than Amazon, make sure that the file is compatible with your Kindle Paperwhite. All the best.