Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Review: "King Bidgoods in the Bathtub" by Audrey Wood

"Reading to your child helps them become ready to start and stay in school. The fun doesn't have to stop when the reading is done! There are many skills that come can be initiated from reading a book. To build upon these skills, use activities to reinforce the learning."

School Age: 1st to 2nd grade

Developmental Skill: Imagination is a foundational skill for children to develop problem solving. Independent thinking and creative thinking.

Book Review: King Bidgood is a merry old soul with an unruly beard, a flashing eye, and an unquenchable desire for his bath. Neither knight nor queen, duke nor courtier, can coax him out of the tub, so he invited them into it. Only the court page has the wits to beach the scrub-a-dub king in this playful, gleefully illustrated tale.

Activity: Read the book and then have your child come up with some other ideas to get the kind out of the bathtub. See if your child can see the sequence of the day or the many interesting things such as noticing that when they are getting ready for the Ball that the Knight has the battleship on his head. See if your child notices that the items are all related to what they do in the tub. Remember, differentiating reality from imagination is a learned skill and takes a lot of practice.

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