Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Review: There's a Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

"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 can be initiated from reading a book. To build upon these skills, use activities to reinforce the learning."

School age: Preschool

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

Book Review: By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself. 

Activity: Have your child turn to pages, make sure to add his name when asking them NOT to turn the page. Make sure to use different voices, inflection, and even accents to make the book exciting! While you're reading the book, have your child guess what the monster might look like.

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