It was going to be a great week of postings this week. I had one written and the rest planned in my brain. Then my brain, gait and such started doing funny things so I was admitted to the hospital. Thankfully, I am home today. But wanted to share my one Halloweenish entry already written. As for next year, I’m set with ideas. After my hospital stay I have lots of new ideas. Hopefully, my brain will become less muddled soon.
Here’ s ten of our favorite monster books in alphabetical order by title; except Go Away Big Green Monster. It’s been ML’s favorite monster book since she was two. I have fond memories of her “reading” it to me when she was three-years-old. Ok she wasn’t reading it, she had memorized the words. An important step in learning to read.
She didn’t start reading for real until she was a kindergarten. In my opinion focusing on teaching a child to read at a young age is not a good idea. Of course some children pick it up on their own from being read to and shows like Sesame Street. The most important thing you can do to have your child ready to read is follow the advice from a program lots of libraries participate in – Every Child Ready to Read. I’ll do a more extensive post about this in the future. But the Wake County Public Library’s webpage does a good job of explaining it. http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/reading/kids/pages/ecrr.aspx
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
The Block Mess Monster by Betsy Howie
I Loathe You by David Slonim
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCart
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell
Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Scott Magoon
Shrek! by William Steig