Book Review: Monday… Super-Fun Day

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a free copy for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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book_review_mondayIs it because every day looks the same, or am I just taking for granted everyone knows this? Our little man is struggling to remember the days of the week, and I can’t figure out why. We cover it in our curriculum. We’re constantly going over our schedule for the week. Perhaps, in his little mind, one day is just like the next and mommy is always telling him what day it is; so why bother? Either way, we really need to get this down.

Just as I was about to head to our local library and borrow a plethora of books on the topic – Who doesn’t love a charming story which helps solidify a learning concept? – we received the offer of a book. We gladly accepted and discovered an cute read.

Written in non-calendar form – beginning with Monday – Monday… Super-Fun Day will take young readers on an expedition in learning the days of the week. From surfing and sand castles on Monday, or playing in the rain on Tuesday, to sailing and hot air balloon rides over the tall pines of the forest on Wednesday, and many other journeys along the way.

How We’re Using It… Because our son seems to be forgetful in remembering the days of the week, this became a daily read for a short period of time. After formal studies, we took a moment or two to flip through the book and refresh his memory.

And Why… Repetition does wonders for a developing mind. For a week we read and re-read this short book to help him retain the facts. Not wanting to frustrate him with too much reiteration, we’ve since scaled back our reading and altered our methods of review. But, the book will continue to make an appearance to keep him on track.

Our Favorite Day of the Week… Thursday!

“Thursday, was a word day.

A reading-books-at-the-library day.

A seeing-how-much-I-could-learn day.

Oh, terrific Thursday!”

We found Monday… Super-Fun Day an adorably short story for younger children. The book is a perfect length for young readers. We found each day’s ‘adventure’ to be charming and thoughtful. We found it quaint and sweet that the illustrations were done by the author herself.

While I’m still tempted to head to the library and load up a box of books on the topic, Monday… Super-Fun Day is a fun addition to our home library and one we’re blessed to have received.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: Monday… Super-Fun Day

  1. Our two boys did. Our girls were private schooled for a time, so they picked it up there. One of the best ways to reinforce it, I’ve found anyway, is everyday of the week assign the boys the task of writing down the day, date, month and year out on the white board for all of us to see.

    This does two things. It gives them responsibility for an important job (serving others), which makes them feel important (rightly so). Secondly, writing the date on the board also helps get the spelling and chronology down. If they’re unsure they have to go to the calendar and check for themselves. Sometimes, however, we’ll be a little behind, in which case I’ll help them out.

    Our youngest (year 1) is still working through this process, but he’s getting there.

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