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Mealtime (Toddler Tools)by Elizabeth Verdick
Synopses & Reviews
Mealtime—“Yummy-in-the-tummy time”—is an opportunity to teach young children two major life skills: nutrition and table manners. Simple but important mealtime routines come to life as the toddlers in this book remember to wash their hands, use a napkin and fork or spoon, stay at the table, and eat healthy foods. Toddlers also learn the one big rule for mealtime: Always try one bite (“You just might like it!”). Parents and caregivers want toddlers to develop healthy eating habits and positive mealtime routines. This book helps them do so with Verdick’s keen ability to speak directly to little ones and Heinlen’s delightful, appealing illustrations. Includes tips for parents and caregivers. Part of the award-winning Toddler Tools series.
"This cheerful guide to table etiquette, ninth in the Toddler Tools series, features four children in a day-care — type setting who demonstrate good mealtime behavior under the encouragement of an adult caretaker: 'Some for me, and some for you — / don't forget a Ã¢Â€Â˜Thank you.'Â ' Heinlen creates contrast and dimension with eye-catching patterns on wallpaper, dishes, and the characters' clothing. The affirming message about trying at least 'one bite,' using a napkin, and clearing your plate should sit easily with readers, while appended advice for parents underscores the instructional aspect of the book. Ages 2 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Learning to use the potty takes patience and practice, and this charming, straightforward book helps pave the way. Young children learn how to use the potty and why itandrsquo;s time to do so, while gaining the courage and confidence to face this important milestone in their lives. When little ones learn to andldquo;do what the big kids doandrdquo; (go, wipe, flush, wash their hands), they wonandrsquo;t need a diaper anymoreandmdash;theyandrsquo;ll have underwear under there! Includes tips for parents and caregivers from a childrenandrsquo;s health specialist.
Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teach kids how to make smarter choices about how they behave at home and at school so they stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves and their choices, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers. Better behavior isn’t just about making adults happy: it means selfcontrol, awareness, and a positive outlook, so things go better for kids. Lighthearted yet supportive and frank, this book helps readers learn to make thoughtful, deliberate, positive behavior decisions. Behavior issues addressed include small ones, like talking or blurting out in class, as well as bigger ones, such as fighting.
Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave is the latest addition to the award-winning Laugh and Learn™ series.
About the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than thirty highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools board book series, the Best Behavior™ series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn™ series for preteens. Elizabeth’s daughter and son are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. She lives with her husband, two children, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with the original edition of Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated the Best Behavior and Toddler Tools series. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and daughter.
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