Teaching the English language and poetry can be challenging. When a tool comes along that makes it feel more like a game, it makes your job easier. It’s great when your children announce how fun a subject is that you are teaching. There’s a new book out that will do just that.
Why should teaching English be so serious? When kids are laughing and relaxed, learning happens. It is not forced, but suddenly becomes fun.
Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play is a quick read of a book and perfect for children ages four through 94+. It is written by David Dayan Fisher, who is the rogue CIA agent actor on NCIS. He plays the part of Trent Kort. Among other roles, he also appeared in the latest Batman movie.
He covers an array of topics in a fun, witty, whimsical style of poetry. The book is a short 44 pages and packed with fun-filled words. For example:
There is a world,
A wonderful world,
Where the wonders or words work their way.
Which way they work,
In this wonderful world,
Is the way that Sir Silly plays.
Silliness is in his bones.
He has silly shouts
And silly moans.
The fun of fun,
The games he plays.
The words that twist,
The words he says.
The wonderful world,
Where words work wonders,
Is where Sir Silly spends his days.
Page 2, reprinted with permission from Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play by David Dayan Fisher ©2013; http://www.sirsilly.com/.