This word play book, comprised of many different and unusual types of word games including tongue (brain) twisters and spoonerisms, has several key goals. First, this book is intended to provide fun for all who use it, children and adults alike. Operating off the principle, Laugh2Learn, this book enables users to see the many ways in which words can be animated while at home, in school, on car trips, or in doctor's offices. Second, this book can be used by parents and teachers to help children navigate difficult times including school closures and other debilitating events. When other learning is stalled or children can't concentrate well if at all, they can try a tongue twister; it will provide laughter and levity and learning all at once. This right priced book will also animate the trauma responsive strategies of the best selling new adult release, Trauma Doesn't Stop at the School Door (Teachers College Press, 2020). Try it; you and your children/students will like it.
About the Author
Karen Gross is an author, educator and storyteller. Previously, she was president of Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont and served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education. Prior to that, she was a law professor for two decades focusing on asset building in low income communities. Currently, she is Senior Counsel to Finn Partners where she specializes in crisis management. An expert in trauma and disaster planning and relief, she is certified as a PFA provider (Psychological First Aid). She teaches courses at various institutions for students at all ages and stages including Rutgers Graduate School of School of Work, Molly Stark Elementary School, Bennington College and College Unbound. Her newest adult book, Trauma Doesn't Stop at the School Door, published by Teachers College Press in 2020, discusses how to ameliorate trauma and foster improved student success across the educational landscape. She also has a forthcoming children's book in her Lady Lucy series, Lady Lucy's Dinosaur Quest. She resides in Washington, DC and Gloucester, MA, home to some fish and lots of swamps.