What’s in a name? A lot especially if your name isn’t a common name. This Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore Sherman Alexie’s Thunder Boy.
The reading starts at 2pm on Friday 4/3 and runs approximately 20 minutes. Be sure to RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.
All reading sessions are free, but tips are always appreciated: Venmo
Does your child have a name with a special meaning? Add this book to your home library.
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Preparing for our Read Aloud:
– Dress the part. Find a fun “rain hat”, a t-shirt with an umbrella on it, or pop on some rain boots. Looking for an excuse to use that secret stash of lighting bolt tattoos? You’re in luck.
– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.
“Leyla, have you seen BoBo the keep of great hugs?”
After the Reading Session:
– Keep the conversation going! Invite your child to learn the meaning of a family member’s name.
– Inquire whether a favorite stuffed animals name has a special meaning.
– Ask your child if they have a friend whose name has a special meaning. This is a great way to help older kids have a conversation with their friends.
– Come up with ridiculous names. Create a silly name by using a food and a color/ plant. The crazier the name the more laughs. “Hi, my name is Peanut Butter Bluebell.”
– Imagine that a pillow in your home is more than a pillow, but the keeper of great hugs or sleepy dreams. Together come up with a cool name for the pillow. Throughout the weekend reference your newly named pillow.