绘本讲师训练营【15期英文】17/21-<I wanna iguana>

15101 邱意捷

今天渼淇学习英文字母I的书写和自然拼读,学习了几个以I为首的英文单词。我就挑了这本书给他们讲,让孩子们能记得iguana-蜥蜴。


Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of many books for children including I Wanna IguanaI Wanna New Room, and I Wanna Go Home, all inspired by her son's pet iguana who quickly grew to be over four feet long and take over his room. 

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. The boy pulls out all the stops in his arguments: iguanas are quiet and cute, they are not ugly. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. But his mom imagines that they will live with a six-foot-long iguana in they house. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. And his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? 


At the end, his dear mom puts a baby iguana in his room, of cause!

虽然整个绘本的插画我并不是特别喜欢,因为审美角度不一样,但是不影响孩子们欣赏。而且母亲和儿子之间的书面往来、相互辩论,母亲一步步引导孩子将养蜥蜴这件看似很有趣的事情细化再细化,确保儿子能正确的认识养一只蜥蜴不可以是一时的冲动,需要考虑到会发生的各种情况,而且不能指望别人帮你善后。而儿子也很聪明的回答了妈妈提出的问题,将问题一一拆解,他们这种亲子沟通方式我觉得很值得学习。儿子并没有撒娇或要挟妈妈,而妈妈也尊重儿子,一直都就事论事的方式与儿子进行探讨,她的这种对孩子的尊重正是我们中国妈妈们需要学习的智慧。

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