Bones: Skeletons & How They Work

Tips for "Bones: Skeletons & How They Work"

As You Read:

Your child has the perfect prop to go along with this book: their body! As you progress through the book, encourage your child to find and identify the body part your reading about on themselves. Ask them to move and maneuver that part to get a sense for feel and range of motion.


Extending the Story:

Get your child up and moving with these skeleton-inspired yoga poses! It's good for the bones and it'll help your child become more cognizant of the different parts of their body. If you're looking for a tasty and healthy snack after all that yoga, try this Skeleton and Brain Dip that's not only educational but yummy as well! Name each body part as you construct the skeleton and then dig in!

Other Useful Tips

Before Your Child Begins Reading, Create a K-W-L Chart

Create a K-W-L Chart and have your child fill in the first two columns with information that s/he knows and wants to find out about the story. S/he can fill in the last column, "What I Learned", once s/he has finished the story.

What I Know

After reading the description on the back cover, discuss what your child already knows about the subject matter. Answer questions like "Who is the main character? Where does the story take place? What is the general premise?" Encourage him/her to describe what s/he sees on the cover that will tell him/her more about the story.

What I Want to Know

This section can be filled with questions that your child would like to have answered while reading the story.


After Reading, Consider Asking Your Child These Questions

  1. If you were to draw a picture of the story, what details would you include?
  2. What was the problem of the story? How was it solved?
  3. Which character did you identify with? Why?
  4. What questions did you have as you were reading?
  5. What do you think the author wanted you to learn from this story? Why do you think the author chose to end the story the way he/she did?
  6. What would you have done if you had been __________ during that part of the story?
  7. In your own words, what does _______ (insert vocabulary word) mean?
  8. Was ________ a good title for this story? Why?
  9. If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be? Why?