I think it is a great landmark in children’s language development when they begin to understand jokes. At first they are not remotely funny but they begin to understand the formula behind jokes and to remember ones that they find funny. My 8 year old and 3 year old love jokes and we are often subjected to hours of awful jokes in the car or at the dinner table. Their favourite is
Why didn’t the worm go into the Ark in an apple?
Because they had to go in pairs.
They have even invented a game for us to play in the car. My 8 year old gives the punchline and we have to guess what the joke is. This is very hard especially as she leaves little room for creative licence, it ends up as an annoying variation to cryptic crosswords. I do think however this would be a great school task, understanding and creating jokes would be an entertaining way to improve children’s language comprehension and creative writing.
The jokes from the joke book in the car have been wearing a bit thin so when we were offered the chance to review ‘My First Justin’s Jokes’ I thought we might finally get some new ones. This is a perfect joke book for young children as it is full of pictures, with 2 or 3 jokes to each page and can be read in one sitting. My personal favourite
Who’s there ?
A perfect joke for little boys.
I have 5 copies of My First Justin’s Jokes to giveaway. To enter make me smile by telling a joke, funny story or posting a link to a humourous blog post or picture. My 5 favourites will win a copy of the book.
Terms and conditions
Winners will be chosen at midnight on 3rd June and notified by email.
Multiple entries are permitted
Open to residents in the UK and Ireland only.