Can you tell what time period the story in the book you are reading is taking place? Is it a modern day story, perhaps a few years ago, or long, long ago? Maybe it is in the future. What is different about the time and place where you live, from the time and place in the story? Would you rather live now or then? Why?
Curiosity and Curiosities
People have always been curious. Sometimes quite ordinary curiosity leads to extraordinary events that get us into trouble. Asking questions is always good though. Questions let us learn about something which might seem strange to us but perfectly normal to someone from another part of the world. This month’s books are about natural curiosity and the mischief that comes from poking a nose into something forbidden. Try tapping your children’s natural curiosity (and your own) by making <i>learning </i> the treasure at the end of a an enjoyable hunt.