Monday, May 24, 2010

What Kind of Dino Flies?

My oldest asked us that at lunch.
"I don't know." we responded.
"A dinosaur" he responded

SCREATURE Interactive Dinosaur

Earlier in this blog I discussed
the canard that kids with
autism have no sense of 
humor (found in an
article about kids with
autism given to us as
parents of a newly
diagnosed child).

My boy enjoys jokes. He pages
through joke books quickly,
and memorizes knock knocks
by page. He needs more
explanation of puns than
your average nine year
old, but he yields to no
one except his little 
brother in his ability to
repeat them ad nauseam.

Little bro only wins at that
because big bro repeats joke
as heard or read. Little bro
feels free to say "bannana"
or "orange" (he reverses
sometimes-"Aren't you
glad I didn't say orange 
again?") 24 times.

Knock Knock Jokes (Dover Game and Puzzle Activity Books)

Big bro likes this one
from Dover books.

Scholastic offered this one
How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (or Just in Your Class)
Not as popular with him,
the layout is strange.

I think the best joke
books for kids on the
spectrum share 
qualities with
other books I've

- Pictures that reflect the text

- Thematic unity
(all knock knocks
or all riddles)

Spectrum Mom out.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! I think we may be ready for knock knock jokes. Thanks :)