The Almost Terrible Playdate
A Picture Book Written & Illustrated by Richard Torrey
Random House Children’s Books 2016
A young boy and a young girl have a playdate but they can’t agree on anything. They decide to play by themselves but soon realize that is not very fun. They learn to come up with a solution that they are both happy with.
Possible Lessons / Morals to the Story:
- Playing with others takes compromise and patience.
- We all have great ideas. When we’re open to the ideas of others we have access to even more great ideas.
- Being with friends is better than getting your way all the time.
- What happened in this story?
- What types of things did the little girl want to play?
- What types of things did the little boy want to play?
- What did they do when they couldn’t get along?
- What was the problem?
- Summarize what they did to solve the problem.
- What do you think they will play next time?
- What are some compromises you make with your friends?
- What can you do to make playtime more enjoyable?
How You Could Use this Resource:
- To teach children to compromise so everyone gets input on an activity.
- To aid in dissolving an argument during playtime.
- To prepare a child for a playdate with a new friend.
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