Knock KnockOther times, he lets loose with complete nonsense that nonetheless amuses me to no end. One of his first original jokes:
Police open the door and let me in.
Knock KnockIt is clear that he really has no idea why any of them are funny. He just likes the retelling, and the knowledge that what he says will make us laugh, I suppose. Last week, after I said something, he said, "that's a funny thing for a little old lady to say." I had no IDEA where he had gotten that from, until he explained to me the next day that it was from a joke Daddy told him:
Pizza Man who?
Pizza Man hope nobody hears me on the potty!
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Little old lady.
Little old lady who?
I didn't know you could yodel.
I decided this week that I would get him a knock knock joke book at the library. I wasn't the only one. Daddy, the Bibliophile, and I went to the library. When we first arrived, I watched him while Daddy got some books. Then I dashed off to get the book that I had picked out for him. When we met up again, we realized that Daddy and I were both holding joke books for him! Here was my pick:
Knock Knock Who's There: My First Book Of Knock Knock Jokes
This went to the top of my list when I saw that the auther was Tad Hill, author of the Duck and Goose series. It is a PERFECT first joke book. Each joke, a pun on a name, is told in combination with a fold out flap. The jokes are simple and fairly easy to understand. Excerpt:
Knock KnockI haven't read Daddy's two picks in detail, but I have heard many of the jokes recited aloud, much to the Bibliophile's delight.
Luke out below!
Best Knock-Knock Book Ever
Best Riddle Book Ever
Truly, I don't think the Bibliophile understands any of the jokes yet. But I do think he is very close to getting them. Making flashcards to teach him why something is funny just seems wrong! I'm OK with him just laughing in ignorant bliss for now.
Wikipedia's page on homonyms showed me the error of my ways). I've explained to him what a homophone is, and after a few examples on his doodler yesterday, decided to do a few matching sheets with him today during lunch. (Yes, that says "pee." It is hard to think of homophones on the fly that a not yet 3 year old can read!).
He enjoyed it and did very well, just getting a little trigger happy to match up words like "wood" with "we'd" or "so" with "see" before I asked him to look for a better match. He always wants to write an activity for me after I write him one, and after this one, he told me that he had thought of one -- "cereal" and "Samuel." Close enough for now! When I explained that he could use that for a knock knock joke, like "Knock Knock. Who's there? Samuel. Samuel who? Samuel and milk," he just looked at me blankly.
I will leave you with one more of the Bibliophile's favorite riddles:
What do you call a gorilla with a banana in each ear?Comment! Do your kids have any favorite knock knock jokes?
Whatever you want; he can't hear you!
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