Thursday, February 10, 2011

Good Read

Each night the boys bring home a book to read for homework based on their current level (i.e. A, B, C...not sure how high up it goes). For the parent of the beginning reader these can sometimes get somewhat tedious. There's not much to the plot and the illustrations leave much to be desired. Not so today, with the book Benny brought home, If You're Angry and You Know It.

It had the repetition that kids at this level need to reinforce sight words in their head, but it had a great message as well. Too often I tell my kids "don't do that" or "that's not how we act" but what they really need to know is what is an appropriate way to handle a situation. We all get mad and there's nothing wrong with that, it's all in how you handle it. This book showed a number of ways to deal with your anger, but also how you don't have to stay angry, that you can let it go, too.

I'd definitely like to see more books like this!

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