Friday, November 23, 2012

Book Review: The Napping House

Everyone knows the cumulative rhyme “This Is the House That Jack Built,” but The Napping House by Audrey Wood is close on its heels in the race for posterity: “And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is sleeping.” Included in the napping house menagerie is a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and a wakeful flea who ends up toppling the whole sleep heap with one chomp! Don Wood’s delightfully detailed comical illustrations are bathed in moonlight blues until the sun comes up, then all is color and rainbows and a very awake household.
Developmental skill: Sequencing is a math-emergent skill, putting things together in a natural order, helping with foundational math and science skills.

Acrivity: Have your child make up a story using dolls, puppets, and stuffed animals. Help your child make a state to perform their play to friends and family members. Take pictures of the storyline, then print the pictures. Have your child put the story in the correct order.

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