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ERIC Number: ED313714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-6
Pages: 22
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All Children Like To Laugh.
Nelson, Robert L.
Several points need to be addressed when selecting humorous books for children. First, people of all ages react to humor in different ways; therefore, what one child finds funny another may not. Care must therefore be taken in sharing books with and recommending books for children. Second, humor itself is difficult to define, but humor should never be at someone else's expense. Anything that embarrasses, ridicules, or degrades someone else is not humorous. Third, it is healthy to laugh. Research indicates that laughing can help people feel better mentally, emotionally, and physically. Laughter can be wonderful medicine for children. Little children love to act silly, say funny things, and laugh. They need to be able to do this in school. No matter what their cultural or linguistic backgrounds are, laughter is natural for them. Teachers can read funny stories to them and tell them about funny stories that they can read. (A list of six humorous books and a bibliography of 132 humorous books are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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