Written by: Dawn Menge
Illustrated by: Bobbi Switzer
If you are trying to teach your child about the months of the year and days of the week this is a nice repetitive book for them. It goes through each month of the year and repeats the days of the week as well. It is a great way to help remind them, in a story form, of the calendar. They also do activities that are appropriate to the season of each month, reinforcing the child’s memorization of the month’s placement within the year.
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household)
1. What month is your birthday in?
2. What month would you want to visit Queen Vernita in?
3. What activity would have been your favorite to do and why?
4. Explain which illustration was your favorite.
5. Who are 3 friends or family members you would want to invite?
6. In April which flower would be your favorite to pick?
7. In September which apple dish would you want to eat?
8. Can you repeat the days of the week?
9. Can you repeat the months of the year?
The concept of time is always difficult for children to grasp. It comes with practice, and patience from us as adults. Look online for some catchy songs to practice the days of the week and months of the year after reading this story as a family. Talk about which season is your favorite and which months that would fit into. It takes time and repetition, but they will catch on.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: Queen Vernita’s Visitor’s
Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon
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