Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When Is Saturday?

When my son references a book he read months or years ago, 
I figure other kids (with or without autism) will find it engaging too.
Here's his review of When Is Saturday, (which he spontaneously
quoted from two weeks ago). This is an old Sesame Street title
a book you can use to help teach children the days of the week.
Here's his review, I only changed the formatting. 

When is Saturday?

On Sunday, Grover’s mother said that his uncle georgie is coming on Saturday. 
Grover wanted to know when Saturday was. 
Grover’s mother said that it was Sunday, then would come Monday, then Tuesday, 
then Wednesday, then Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday. 
Grover said that it was too many days so his mother made a calender. 
On Monday, Grover cleaned the house. That afternoon, Grover made shapes out of clay with his friends. 
On Tuesday, Grover went shopping for vegetables with his mom. That evening, Grover ate vegetable soup. 
On Wednesday, Grover went to Ernie and Bert’s house. Ernie and Bert took Grover to the library. Big Bird was there. They heard a story called “Rumplestiltskin”. 
On Thursday, Grover jumped on the rope fifty-three times without missing. Cookie Monster came to Grover’s house. That night, Cookie slept with Grover. 
On Friday, Grover went to the park. 
On Saturday, when uncle Georgie came, Grover recited a poem about the days of the week. Georgie really liked it.

My son has calendar ability and finds calendars fascinating. So far I have not
been able to expand that interest, but his remembering this title may indicate I
should be looking for date and day based narratives again. So far journals and diaries
have not interested him.  He's thirteen now (!) but as you can tell,
he still prefers picture books even as we drag him through young adult novels.
Any suggestions?

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