BY YVONNE PUNNETT
Grandmothers, it is gratifying to discover an author who genuinely knows how to engage and maintain a child’s interest in a very natural way, especially when you are the one reading to your grandchild!
Dick Punnett’s Talk-Along books are thoughtfully constructed so that the interplay between reader and child becomes a dynamic learning process, and there is an extra bonus. All involved are having fun while doing it!
“A child gets a wonderful feeling from the action of the stories, the rhythm of the sentences, the excitement of guessing the missing words, and being part of the books.
Children 3 to 7 will love being given a “voice” or role in each story by supplying the missing word which saves a baby elephant, identifies an animal, names a color, numbers rescued baby possums, and dresses a gorilla. The child’s attention is guaranteed because he or she isn’t seen as a passive receiver, but a decisive and vital part of the reading team.
The clever format is the same in all five books. The “missing word” always rhymes with the last line and is displayed on the following page. This format allows a child to become increasingly confident of his own ability to respond to all the clues while at the same time absorbing such basic concepts as colors, numbers, counting, animal names, active words, etc.
Balancing the repetitive element are stories that are full of adventure yet different from one another, with illustrations children will love. A child gets a wonderful feeling from the action of the stories, the rhythm of the sentences, the excitement of guessing the missing words, and being part of the books.
These five books are a welcome addition to any young person’s library.
Click here to discover all 15 books. You will be amazed at the variety. All of Dick Punnett’s books are sold on Amazon in the Kindle Store at reasonable prices, and each book is sold separately.