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Story Discussion Guide Under 6 Years Old

Oliver’s Christmas List can be read using the Read Online or viewed with a narrated presentation. This story is about the awareness of less fortunate kids and the value of giving to others and kindness. These are lessons learned early in life that can make for a better future for all of us.

At different points in the book we recommend a pause to discuss the story. For the under 6 age group they may be more interested in Oliver’s cat and his toys than the story. For example, to engage them in the story you could ask on each page to find Timmy the cat and ask what Timmy is doing.

Other ideas to consider when pausing to discuss the story for this age group are presented here:

Discussion by Page

Page 1: Getting younger kids involved with Oliver, Timmy and his toys.

Oliver’s Room: What do you think of Oliver’s room? What kind of toys does he have?

Fun : Where is Oliver’s other sock? This is just for little fun as kids in this age can relate to having one sock on and one sock lost.

Toys: The blue robot is important to follow in the story. It will appear on 6 pages and is one of his toys Oliver gives away.

Page 3. Why is it so much fun to make a Christmas List?

Page 7: Why did Oliver ask to make his Christmas List a little shorter?

Page 10: What kind of toys and games did Oliver buy (what would you buy)?

Page 16: Why do some kids need hats, socks and gloves more than toys or games?

Page 22: Why did Oliver give away some of his own toys?

Page 32: Why was Christmas giving fun for Oliver and his family?

Please send any ideas you have discussing this story with under 6 year olds.

Roger@MBM-Best.com.

 
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Story Discussion Guide 6 to 10 Years Old

Oliver’s Christmas List can be read using the Read Online or viewed with a narrated presentation. This story is about the awareness of less fortunate kids and the value of giving to others and kindness. These are lessons learned early in life that can make for a better future for all of us.

At different points in the book we recommend a pause to discuss the story. With the 6 to 10 age group the discussion can go a little deeper into the story making Christmas list shorter to give toys to others and the idea that some kids need more than toys and games for Christmas.

Discussion by Page

Page 1: Which toys do you think would be the most fun to play with? The blue robot is important to follow in the story. It will appear in 6 pages and is one of his toys he gives away.

Page 4: Do most kids you know have a long Christmas List? How many things are their kid’s Christmas list?

Page 5: Why did Oliver’s parents tell him about kids that will not get a new toy or game this Christmas?

Page 12: Why would buying toys and games for other kids be lots of fun?

Page 16: Why would a family need more than toys or games for Christmas?

Pages 22: Why did Oliver give away some of his own toys?

Page 30: What do you think about making your Christmas List shorter? Is two Christmas lists a good idea?

Page 32: Why was Christmas giving fun for Oliver and his family? Why is giving a gift that can last forever?

Please send any ideas you have discussing this story with 6 to 10 year olds.

Roger@MBM-Best.com.