The feeling of being small and insignificant is a common theme for children.
The picture book Not Just a Dot, by Loryn Brantz is described as “A book for anyone who’s ever felt small.”
Read it to a child and engage with interactive prose...
“Can you point to where Dot should go to be this man’s second eye?”
Author Loryn Brantz crafts the story to build the self esteem of eager listeners. Each page turn provides playful prompts for clever young minds to burst forth with skill and awareness.
Beyond the puzzles set forth in the book, here are a few ways to lead children to discover the science and math from this fun picture book.
How many dots do you think are in this book?
Why do things appear like dots when we are up high in a building or airplane?
What is the blue dot at the end of the book?
Cup of Leadership
is a blog that promotes the leadership process and an environment of conversation and books.
Deanne Bryce is a writer for young children and an advocate for personal leadership at all ages. This post is part of a project called Book Drops for Kids. The project promotes using picture books to inspire interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) thinking.
At least once a month a picture book is purchased from an independent book store and “dropped” in a little free library to for someone to use.