I had a fun opportunity to be the “Mystery Reader” in my daughter’s kindergarten class this morning! What fun time–more so than I expected. She was all smiles and grins when I showed up book in hand. And so was I.
As a family who is crazy for books, this was the perfect opportunity to show it off. I read Jamie Lee Curtis’ book, “Big Words for Little People” in which the reader is introduced to many grown-up sounding words like “consequence, patience, cooperate,” among others. All are illustrated with hilarious art from Laura Cornell. But the “biggest” big word of all is “LOVE.” I love how they talk about the words being the language that connects us all.
I also made and distributed little bookmarks to the class. Simple and easy: I purchased pre-cut bookmarks for about $2.99 from a craft store, added some stickers, a ribbon, and a little blurb about who the mystery reader was and what we read. They loved the special little treat–a reminder that books are great!