I find that as a parent I try to make sure that most of the shows that my children watch and the books that they reads (or that I read to them) are not only entertaining and wholesome, but also have some type of lesson or learning aspect about them. Fun, silly, “just because” shows definitely have their place–but I want to make sure that we use every opportunity to teach them valuable life skills in a way they don’t even realize that they’re learning!
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen couldn’t have come at a better time as Amber has been having a few problems with learning to listen. You know, REALLY listen and obey right away.
In Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen Howard is having a little problems with listening, to any and everyone including parents, friends, and teachers. Not because he’s purposefully being bad, there is just so much to be distracted by! This book is great because it shows the cause and effect of not listening, such as punishments from teachers, hurting friends or himself, and losing privileges, which are all shown in an engaging writing style. This book is great because it also shows the good things and rewards that good “really listening” bring!
We both loved the fun pictures and the discussion questions at the end of the book too.
This book is absolutely perfect for any pre-k – kindergartener or above who is having a little bit of difficulty in this area! (and don’t they all from time to time??)
Be sure to check out their website We Do Listen Foundation for free lesson plans, read alouds, and more!
If you love this book be sure to check out our reviews of the other Howard B. Wigglebottom books as well!
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey On His Back (a book about lying)