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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Goo and Spot in the do not Wiggle Riddle
Written by: Elsa Takaoka
The Goo and Spot in the Do not Wiggle Riddle book, is full of colorful illustrations and cute riddles. I read it to my class
that consists of 2 1/2 year olds to Pre-kindergarteners. So there attention
spam varies. They seem to enjoy the story and liked the part where it says”Keep
your hands still, right there in your lap. Try not to click, clack, tip or tap.
Age 3, remembers a frog from the story
The book had a
lot of interesting parts, I especially liked the four seasons, since we are
talking about summer, and the students were able to relate to that portion of
the book. But I also like that I could read it at anytime of the year since it
briefly covered all of the seasons.
Age 4, remembers a shirt from the story.
One popular theme
in preschool is "All About Me," this theme allows the students to
discuss everything about themselves and their families. When I read this book
for the first time, I thought that it would be perfect to help reiterate that theme.
It literally talks about all the things that a child can do throughout the year
and enjoy, and each student in the class can relate to something in the book
Although I love the beautiful illustrations
and all the activity in the book, I was concerned if some of the younger
students would be distracted and it would take away from the overall concept of
the book. I found this to be untrue, the
way the book is designed, allows a student of any age to get something from the
book. Because it has colorful pictures
of funny faces, burping sounds make, and dancing dashing flamingos in shorts; and what student wouldn't love that!
Age 3 remembers a choo-choo train from the story
Since it consisted
of 24 pages it might be a long read for some of your younger students, but
getting them involved in the reading process by asking open ending questions
should make the process fun and exciting.
I absolutely love
the concept of this book, the wonderful illustration and riddles will
draw any child in and keep them interested, and there are so many different
project ideas that you can create from this book.
I try to make story time fun for my students, so I am excited when I am able to introduce them to books that are unique and different, and Goo and Spot are fantastic characters that all children can relate to.