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Virtual Book Club for Kids: {Monkey Puzzle}

By Smilinglikesunshine @smilinglikesuns
 This month's author is Julia Donaldson. She is one of our favorite authors. Defne loves Monkey Puzzle and  I wrote about it  in 2011, here. Recently we have been reading the book with Derin. We also have the audio version of it and  I like that Derin (38 months) has started to develop a concentration to sit still and listen to the story. Derin also loves role playing and it just occured to me that he would enjoy acting out the story.
So I set up a small world play area for him. He loves playing with the props and retelling the story or just playing with them while I read the book to him.
Virtual Book Club for Kids: {Monkey Puzzle}
Acting out a story helps children develop their language and use their imagination. It also helps them to make a more personal connection to the book.
So, what are your kids' favorite Julia Donaldson book?
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