Emily Gravett created another wonderful book titled The Odd Egg! While reading, talk to your child about the illustrations. Ask them questions that will help them make predictions about the story. “That’s such a big egg, what do you think is inside? What makes you think that?” Making predictions with your child will help them develop comprehension, an important literacy skill which will help them better understand what is happening in the story!
Sing Four Little Ducks to go along with the story! Eric Litwin and Michael Levine created a fun version that can be found at this link: https://youtu.be/_ioGmSNeobw
A great way to start off a story is by simply having a conversation about the cover. Begin by asking your child what they think the story will be about. Pointing out what you see can help guide the conversation. “Duck is so close to the egg, it looks like he’s listening to something. What do you think he hears?” Or, “What does odd mean? Do you think this egg is odd? Why or why not?” Be sure to follow your child’s interest and elaborate on what they notice.
Retelling stories is a great way to promote comprehension. A great way for children to do this is through artistic expression! Provide your child with some simple art materials to allow them to retell the story with a picture! Your could prompt your child with a question to fuel their imagination, “Can you draw or paint a picture of your favorite or least favorite part of the story?” After they finish, encourage conversation by asking them to tell you about their picture! And remember, scribbles are an important form of expression!
Share your experience with The Odd Egg and be entered into a raffle to win next month’s C2C Book Club title! For example, you could:
- Tell us about your child’s favorite part of the story.
- Send a video of you sharing the book together.
- Send a picture of you and your child creating beautiful art!
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Or email us your photo or video at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be creative! We can’t wait to see what you loved about The Odd Egg!