90 Days of Summer Fun: Be Inspired By Literature


For little kids, sometimes interests turn into obsessions… trains, stuffed animals, cats. For my little one, kitty cats are her world. She collects them, “talks” them, dresses as them, reads about them, knows who their cousins are at the zoo, and just recently, can identify numerous breeds.

I encourage her fondness of felines by getting her books about them. We’re been trying to move her toward longer stories and chapter books. Her daddy started with a classic, Winnie the Pooh, but I like to introduce topics she loves too. So what better choice then a comical book about her favorite subject, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, by Nick Bruel.

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

We read it, a couple times. And it’s very visual and funny. But I thought we’d take it a step further. We talked about the story and made connections to its message and humor, and while my daughter watched, and bathed her own toy kitties, we gave our lil “Bad Kitty” a bath too.

Our "Bad Kitty" Got a Bath

So read a book with your child, and find a part of it that you can pull out and safely mimick with your child. It makes reading fun and brings literature to life.


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