Laugh Time


Parenting Thought:

Knock Knock

Ask your child to tell a joke as his “ticket” to each meal and for each ride in the car.

For young children, ask them to make a silly face or a silly sound. For older children, you can find knock-knock jokes, riddles, and plays on words at the library or on the Internet.

Read some jokes to your child and let him repeat them through the day or print them for your child and let him read them through the day.

Examples:48 Sidebar 1

“Knock, knock”  “Who’s there?”  “WHO.”  “WHO Who?”  “Is there an owl in there?”

Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?  A: A towel.

Q: Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long?  A: Because then it would be a foot!

Q: What has one head, one foot and four legs?  A: A Bed

Q: How many letters are in The Alphabet?  A: There are 11 letters in “The Alphabet”

Summer’s Picture Books

We have been amazed at how much good parenting information is in children’s picture books – books that we hope you are reading everyday to the children in your lives – your own, your class, those you take care of.  For each book, we are noting there is something in it to remind you of how to be the parent you want to be.
What’s in it for you, the reader? 
A reminder that preschool-aged children test out what it means to be mean, but you can help them learn that there are good reasons to give up being mean to be nice.
What’s in it for you, the reader?
A reminder that the first days of school can be scary for your children at any age and that you can help them get over those fears.
What’s in it for you, the reader?
A reminder that all children have trouble sharing, but you can help them learn that it also can be fun to share.
What’s in it for you, the reader?
A reminder that your children need to know you love them no matter what – “On fun days and sad days and happy days and mad days….”

Read All About It:

SELF-ESTEEM A FAMILY AFFAIR, Jean Illsley Clarke

GROWING UP AGAIN: PARENTING OURSELVES, PARENTING OUR CHILDREN, Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson

Surf the Internet:

Jokes for kids

 

 

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