Friday, September 25, 2009

Hurry--Only 5 Days Left of Roald Dahl Month!!

September is Roald Dahl month, in honor of his birthday on Sept. 13th, and there's still time to read a book a day.   He has some fabulous short reads like "The Magic Finger" and "The Twits".   And even his famous "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"  series and "James and the Giant Peach", are fun and easy to read.   He's one of our favorite authors.

If you have pre-readers or beginners, these are fun bedtime stories for family read aloud time.     My kids love to read a book then see the movie or play based on the book, and play the what's different/ what's the same game.   They try to point out as many changes between the story line and movie plot, and then do the same for similarities.   I'm always amazed at what they notice and recall when we make it a game.

Roald Dahl has a dark, twisted sense of  humor and bizarre characters that appeal to kids and adults alike.   He also has an uncanny grasp of psychology and human nature.    Check out Roald Dahl Month, on line teachers resource sites for more fun games and print outs.

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