Your students will love this book!

If you haven’t heard of this book, it’s adorable and our students loved it!

Every month in the Honey Bee Hive, we share the best books for preschool and this is one of them. It’s called “Tickle Monster” by Edouardo Manceau. As I read the book, I followed along with a felt board activity I made. However, I forgot to make the ears and didn’t even notice until I was in the middle of the story! I was so bummed. This book is a great bedtime story and read-aloud about a little monster who can’t scare you if you tickle his “toes, feet, knees, and so on.”

At the table, I set out black sheets of construction paper. Each spot had the pieces needed to make the tickle monster. Along with the paper and pieces, I set out a tube of glue. Doing the felt board activity allowed the students to see how the tickle monster was put together. Some students needed my help so I coached them as needed to help them where they needed the help.

I made sure to leave the felt board and pieces out along with the book.  The children could stop by anytime throughout the morning to retell the story on their own or just try to put the pieces together like a puzzle.

This was one of our first times putting together pieces like this and the children did amazing. I loved how much thought they put into where they wanted each piece to go. After the tickle monsters were glued together, I let them dry over the weekend and now they are being displayed in our classroom. Each student is so proud of the tickle monster they made.

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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