Weekly Themes #35 When I grow up for 6-8 year olds

This week is Bibi the BookSpring Butterfly’s birthday!  Sometimes, growing up sounds a little bit scary, but there are so many wonderful things to look forward to. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again. Discussion questions are available for each book.

What I do?

  • Do your parents work? What do they do?
  • Would you like to try any of the jobs mentioned in the book?

She can

  • Why do you think it is important to read this book? 
  • Can you think of any women in your life who work impactful jobs?

Why you need a job

  • Why do you think jobs are important? 
  • What would you like to do when you grow up?

Cuando yo Crezca

  • ¿Que hace la ingeniería robótica?
  • ¿que va a hacer la niña para su perro?
  • ¿Quieres ser ingeniera?

La pequeña chef

  • ¿Por que se enojo el palo de mezcla?
  • ¿Te gusta cocinar?

Douangkeo quiere ser una maga

  • Which of Douangkeo’s friends wants to be a doctor? 
  • Why does Khonesavan want to be a monk? 
  • What tools does a magician need? 
  • What would you like to be when you grow up, and why?

Kadogoo cambia su vida

  • Who helped Kadogoo with his school work? 
  • Can you think of a time you helped a friend in school?

Things to Do Together

  1. Help your child identify their strengths and remember that they don’t have to be skilled; they can be character traits. There are three things you should look for – Use (they want to do the activity all the time), Energy (they don’t get tired of practicing), and Performance (they show some skill at it). 
  2. Talk about what kinds of jobs would fit well with their strengths and interests?
  3. How can reading help them prepare for this job?
  4. Invite them to draw a picture of themselves doing the job they have chosen. 
  5. Play occupations Pictionary – write job titles onto small pieces of paper. Take turns to pick one (keep it secret!) and draw pictures for that job. Can your family figure out what job you have?

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • Did you learn about any new jobs?
  • Is there a job you would like to learn more about?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

  • Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

More Themes

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Weekly Themes #35 When I grow up for 6-8 year olds
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Weekly Themes #35 When I grow up for 6-8 year olds

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