Menu

Blogs About Reading

Page by Page

Maria Salvadore

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

A Good Day!

March 14, 2007

Have you ever had a day that started out with everything going wrong? Well, yesterday started out that way for me. But you know what? It wound up just fine – in fact, there were lovely surprises by the end of the day.

Young children have bad days, too. But they may not have the storehouse of experience to readily handle it or even acknowledge that even the deepest felt misery is usually temporary. They need both time and language to handle their emotions.

Sharing a book that wears well can help children recognize that they're not alone when they have a bad day, and even the worst day can turn around. Kevin Henkes' new book, A Good Day (Greenwillow) is ideal for the youngest reader to present this notion and more. Not only is there an authentic emotional quality to this handsome book, children can also explore colors, animals, habitats, and more. The sky is the limit with a good book in hand.

So, here's hoping that your day is a good one!

Add comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.
Sign up for our free newsletters about reading

Subscribe to our blogs!      

Get the latest blog posts delivered automatically to your web page, blog or e-mail inbox.

Subscribe >

Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers
Advertisement
"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943