Young children love laughing at silly jokes. It’s an expression of freedom! Using humor allows children to relax and even deviate from the rules in a safe manner.
Humor has the power to engage all of us. Laughing at a joke, or a funny situation, stimulates the brain’s reward system, activating motivation and long-term memory. The pleasure of humor comes largely from the feeling of mastery. Children’s humor reflects their growing knowledge of how things are normally done, their newly acquired language skills, and their developing understanding of social and emotional issues. A child needs to feel competent to have the confidence to risk silliness.
Get a child to laugh and the benefits continue long after the joke is over. Humor connects students to each other, fosters a playful atmosphere, and encourages creativity and learning. It encourages an openess to new ideas. Bring humor into the classroom to engage children, build self-esteem, and foster social connections among classmates.
Danny and Norman’s Favorite Knock Knock Jokes reunites some canine friends from other Danny books as Danny and Norman take turns telling their favorite silly knock knock jokes.