After reading a book with your child, they will create a book of all the things they want to get better at or learn how to do.
Before you begin reading the book, ask your child to look at the front cover of the book, and ask, “What do you see on the front cover of the book?” Allow time for them to describe what they see in the illustration. Then say, “Let’s read the title of the book together: The Most Magnificent Thing.” Provide a brief summary of the book by saying: “When something is magnificent, it’s amazing! This story is about a child who works hard to build a magnificent thing. But each time she makes something, she doesn’t like the way it turns out. While we read, I want you to think about a time you tried to do something by yourself that you had to keep trying at.”
As you read the book with your child, help them make connections to the text. For example,
When you finish reading, say, “This book taught us to keep trying, even when something is hard. If it’s not going how you want, it’s okay to feel mad or frustrated. You can take a break and come back to it later. Now you will make a book of all the things you want to learn how to do or get better at!” Show the stapled book that you prepared. Ask your child what they want the title to be and help them write it if needed. Then encourage them to draw a picture of something they want to learn how to do and write a sentence on each page of the book. When they finish their book, either on the same day or on another day, have them read it to another family member and celebrate their goals!