This is the fifth story in our Story Telling group activity this summer: “Grover, Grover, Come On Over” by Katharine Ross. This is a book I bought my daughter Trixie when she was just a few months old.

This story has many aspects or lessons to be learned by the reader.

First, Grover made a kite by using recyclable materials that he got from his friends. Then it also teaches about kite making using step by step sequences. It also teaches about patiently waiting for something to finish to be shared and enjoyed.

And because the lines were repetitive and rhyming, the kids enjoyed reading along with me (those who can already read) or just plainly reciting along with me. We had our oral reading wherein they assumed the role of Grover and I assumed the role of the other characters. Oh what fun we had!

Noel, an occupational therapist who is with me in the group, put up some yarns to some of the fixtures on the ceiling. Then the children were asked to get a hold of one and pretend to be flying kites. They had so much fun!

Then the children settled down to design their own kites. One of them had high hopes of flying the kite when he gets home. If it rains, he said he will use a fan 😀

Here is heart-warming story about a girl who learned to read this story.

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23 May, 2008 @ 9:45 am
Princess said:

That book by Katharine Ross sounds fun to have. I better get one for my grandsons. Kite into a fan? Very resourceful and creative kids. I am in that stage in my life when I start learning more from the kids .
Thanks for sharing, Julie.

23 May, 2008 @ 5:58 pm
raqgold said:

oh julie, thanks for sharing this. am checking amazon for this book. pakopya ng idea 😀

23 May, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

Sounds like another wonderful book. I will note down the wonderful books you share on your blog.

25 May, 2008 @ 11:15 am
julie said:

Children are so fresh with their imagination. I got the idea of using strings tied on the ceiling when my two younger children held on to the trellis plant’s (I have a post about this thunbergia plant) “hairs” and pretended that they were flying kites 😀

25 May, 2008 @ 11:17 am
julie said:

Sure Raq, As I have replied to Tita Princess, I got the idea of putting the strings on the ceiling when I saw Julian and Tania play with that trellis plant’s “hairs” and pretended that they were flying kites.Kinopya ko yung play nila.

25 May, 2008 @ 11:24 am
julie said:

Rachel, this book is a good book to “recite” kasi yung mga lines, repetitive at rhyming 🙂

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