This program promotes social skills and early reading development, and encourages creative expression, listening comprehension and vocabulary building through stories, songs, flannel boards, rhymes and movement activities.
Not reading independently yet? Not a problem! When you register for this program, you will receive an advanced copy of the book to take home and read together. What better way to show your child that reading is fun and that anytime is a good time to curl up with a good book.
Mostly Monty by Johanna Hurwitz
A shy boy with asthma starts first grade -- and comes into his own -- in this appealing story for early chapter book readers.
Six-year-old Monty doesn’t have a brother, a sister, or a pet. What he does have is asthma, which sometimes makes it hard to breathe and often makes him feel like he’d rather be somebody else. And now that he’s starting first grade, he’s very nervous about being with all those kids he won’t know. Luckily, he loves to read -- even really hard books -- and has a talent for finding things, from a cocooning caterpillar to classmates who want to be in his very own club. With familiar situations and gentle humor, Johanna Hurwitz follows an endearing character as he discovers that being himself can be pretty great after all.
Registration is not required but highly recommended. Register online below, by phone at 203-775-6241 or in person at the Checkout Desk. Please pick up the book from the library prior to Monday, August 4 so that you can discuss it.