ADHD preschoolers don't have to sit still to enjoy Howard B. Wigglebottom's basic listening lessons.
by Kay Marner
Howard says he’s the CEO of the We Do Listen Non Profit Foundation, but I recognize his name as the author of the book: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen, one of my favorite picture books. It's great for the preschool through first grade crowd, and especially good for kids with ADHD, because it introduces some basic listening skills--without insisting that kids have to sit still in order to listen and take in info.
Howard is a white rabbit that gets into a little trouble at school because he doesn’t listen. After picking up some listening pointers, his day goes more smoothly. There's a summary of the listening skills at the end of the book. The book is beautifully illustrated—I absolutely love the color scheme. The colors themselves are calming.
This book is the perfect gift for the early childhood teacher on your list, or to read at home to help your little wigglebottom prepare for school. Natalie loved it when she was a couple years younger. Come to think of it, she’d probably like it now! I’ll have to bring it back out.
A quick look at Amazon shows that since we last met, Howard has taken on feeling good about himself and bullying. I’ll have to take a look at his latest adventures!
Happy reading, wigglebottoms! Thanks for contacting me, Howard!