Reading and discussing the children’s classic, Corduroy, is one small step towards your child becoming an educated, free-thinking person! Corduroy might not seem like the most important story, and honestly, it’s not by any means the most important book anyone will ever read… but it is a simple story with timeless themes of hope and friendship.
Reading and talking about what we read (or watch!) creates a pattern of objective learning. It deepens understanding of the text, and helps us and our children decide what kind of an impression the story text will lead on our lives.
Corduroy Book Reading Exercises
These reading exercises are formulated to help your child develop a love of reading, as well as the ability to listen to a story and pull out key elements.
Read through the story one time with your child, then ask a few of the following questions.
Corduroy Book Round 1 Questions
Who is the main character of this story, or who is this story all about? Where does the story take place (mostly)?
What did Corduroy lose?
Who took Corduroy home?
What did Lisa give him once he was home?
Corduroy Book Round 2 Questions
If your child is willing to read the story again right away, do so and ask some of these additional questions. If they are not, take a break and come back to the story later or even another day.
What was your favorite part of the story? Why?
Do you have a stuffed animal or doll that you love?
Do you think Lisa will be nice to Corduroy and give him a good home?
Education (and parenting) is really just a series of small steps.. if we take these steps consistently with our kids, good things will be borne out of our labors and theirs! It’s as true with reading and discussing good books as it is with establishing good habits.
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