Magic Bat Day

Magic Bat Day


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THE HOMETOWN ALL STARS in its most reduced form was created to teach baseball through bedtime reading, and to get kids playing outside again. THE HOMETOWN ALL STARS begin exactly where it needs too. "Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball," says it all...You can’t join a team without going through the motions of showing up, seeing your friends, and getting a uniform. The books then follow an “age appropriate” progression of learning the steps to play a game and be involved in the community. They are designed to be short- bed time reading books. You have to learn how to catch, hit and throw before you even think about playing a game. "Magic Bat Day" is the first real practice after they get their uniforms. Batting is the most fun of all skills and drills! This book concept shows techniques of how to hold the bat and where to stand. Most importantly, it shows that every kid can find their own magic bat. All of the books end with interactive questions that are educational and fun. They are relative to the stages of the books and progressively graduate to new terminology with more advanced stages of the game. Besides the obvious physical activity, sports have other well-known benefits The All Stars will help build character and re-enforce important life lessons. The most important of all …. is fun!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986349317
Publisher: Pilot Communications Group
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: Hometown All Stars Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 794,052
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 1 Years

About the Author

Kevin Christofora began his career into the professional world with a position at Calvin Klein Cosmetics in 1992; he worked as a package engineer, working in new product development and maintaining all responsibilities for production of existing components of the Obsession Fragrance brand. From there, he moved to Revlon and Prescriptives at the parent company of Estée Lauder. More than a pastime, Kevin loves working with the children. He prides himself on teaching them that it’s about more than a game: it’s about honor, respect, and community. As president of the league, he enjoys working with the parents and community members that all have one main interest: the kids. As he puts it, “Mountain Valley Little League is real fun, real life, and real baseball, with no substitutions”. Written for children ages three to five, Kevin wrote The Hometown All Stars as a “bedtime story” to get kids interested in the national pastime again. His goal in writing this book was to get kids out of the house and onto the field – “more green, less screen!” He believes in the valuable lessons that children learn from playing the game: teamwork, discipline, strategy, and thinking before they act. In addition, he wants to bring back the joy of being outdoors and playing, that kids in recent years have lost. 120


Kevin Christofora, a father and certified coach, hopes his book series, The Hometown All Stars, will inspire children to play outside more often. He teaches young people about baseball and the habits of a healthy lifestyle in the form of a fun and educational bedtime story. He has been a guest interview on ABC News regarding kids and back to school.  He gives regular commentary on ESPN and also interviews around the country with stations such as NPR, 660 News, 89.7 fm. WGLS Rowan Radio, 101.5 fm KVSF fm. The Voice of SanteFe, MIX97.7 fm New York with Mark Bolger and other US radio stations.  He also writes about strengthening family time with activities through his personal blog, and in publications across the country including; Fit Pro, Westchester Family, KidzEdge, Boston Parenting, Mom Blog Society, Green Baby Guide, CaliDiet Healthy Living Magazine and several other publications.

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Magic Bat Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
It's the second day of practice and the players were allowed to wear their uniforms to school. They were all so proud of their uniforms. This time at practice, they exercise and they learn how to hit the ball. They also get to see some baseball cards the coach has. These children are thrilled with baseball and their coach. I love this series already. It get kids involved and moving. This book shows children how much fun it can be to be part of a team. It really is a fantastic book. Mr. Christofora took a very basic approach to teaching baseball and I applaud him for it. I can't wait to see what comes next from this series. Your child should have them in their library. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it really gets children up and moving. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~