David Goes to School is another favorite of mine…..remember that when reading a story with your little one….do not worry so much about reading the words in the book…..rather do a picture walk. A picture walk means that you are going to look at the pictures in the book and describe what you see. So if your little one is having attending issues…and does not sit for “story time“….I find the No David books to be so visually stimulating….even the little ones that struggle to sit and attend are able to listen to the No David books. If your child does present with attending issues…the No David books are a good starting point to encourage attention to a task or to a short story. You can do a picture walk with your little one and then read the short story….have fun they should really enjoy!
During therapy I like to start off the No David books just by looking at the pages and watching the little one’s reaction as she looks at the very silly pictures. Next I go through the story again….and this time I describe what I see with simple describing words. And for the third time I would read the words in the book.
Remember if you are working on picture description the No David books are incredibly visually stimulating….there really is so much to describe…..use your language (self talk) to describe what you see in the book….and you can begin to ask simple questions about David. But remember to ask questions about the story after you and your little one have had an opportunity to do a picture walk and then read the story.
I hope this post was helpful!