1-2-3 A Calmer Me teaches young children how to self-regulate. The sweet rhyming text shows kids how to slow down their bodies and stop mad feelings from spinning out of control. Includes a “Note to Parents, Teachers, and Other Grown-Ups” with more information about the steps of the “1-2-3” rhyme, and advice for working through the steps with your child.
When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises.
Ages: 2yrs- 6yrs
A gentle, warmhearted story of one child’s journey through the foster care system in search of a “forever, forever” home.
Elliot’s parents love him very much, but all is not well. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot’s world turns upside-down.
Manon Gauthier’s soft collage illustrations feature approachable rabbit characters, while Julie Pearson‘s soothing, repetitive text guides Elliot gently through the foster child system. The new families that care for the little boy are kind, but everything is strange and new, and the sudden changes make him want to cry and yell AND misbehave. Then, when it becomes clear that Elliot’s parents will never be able to take him back, Thomas sets out to find Elliot one last home—a forever, forever home with a family that will love and care for him no matter what.
Ages 5-8 years
No matter your size, shape, or pedigree–if you love each other, you are a family!
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love. (From publisher.)
Children can experience many emotions when a parent is in jail or prison. They may be angry, sad, lonely, or scared. Sometimes friends act differently toward them. Sometimes the children begin acting differently too. In this important book, young readers will learn that even when it feels like nothing can get better again, there are ways they can improve their circumstances. Sending letters, talking to a trusted grown-up about their feelings, and even visiting a parent in jail or prison can help keep a parent close in their hearts. Use this title as a helpful tool to start a conversation with any child in this situation and to remind them they are not alone.
Innovative, practical and fun activities for children with autism and sensory disorders.
Following a step-by-step recipe format, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L provides nearly 200 activities and interventions to help children with their sensory needs. This highly detailed, illustrated and accessible guide is a rich resource for any therapist, teacher or parent.
-Crafts, recipes, music and exercises for the clinic, classroom or home
-A multi-sensory enrichment program for children with autism
-Gradual exposure activities for children who can’t tolerate sensory input
-Sensory immersion activities to desensitize the child to touch, taste and sound
-Reduce stress and anxiety with physical exercises and re-framing strategies
From Caroline Jayne Church, the mega bestselling illustrator behind I Love You Through and Through, Good Night, I Love You, and Ten Tiny Toes comes an instant classic in the making with a new padded storybook to treasure and share over and over again.
With charming illustrations and poignant rhyming text, this tender story is a heartwarming reminder of the never ending love between a parent and child. A sweet message to share with little ones to let them know that whoever they become and wherever they go, they are cherished.
The queen decrees that it’s time for the prince to marry & the search is on! Princesses come from far & wide hoping to catch his eye. Will the prince be charmed by a magic act? Tantalized by arias? Mesmerized by the miss from Mumbai?
Or will he simply follow his heart?
Enter the jubilant wold of King & King a merry & modern tale of living happily ever after, sure to woo readers of any age.
Ages 5-8 years
Charmingly-illustrated, this storybook follows a girl called Luna, whose mother died a year ago. It is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have been bereaved by suicide to help them cope with their difficult feelings. The book also includes a guide for parents and professionals by grief expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers.
Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.
Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.
Ages 4-8 Years
When author and artist David Shannon was five years old, he wrote a semi-autobiographical story of a little kid who broke all his mother’s rules. He chewed with his mouth open, jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother’s vase. As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was “No, David!” That is until the end of the book when the reader witnesses his mother’s unconditional love.
Today’s parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful “Circle of Security” parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.
You will learn:
* How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child’s independence.
* What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior.
* How your own upbringing affects your parenting style—and what you can do about it.
Filled with vivid stories and unique practical tools, this book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone’s reach—self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Self-assessment checklists can be downloaded and printed for ease of use.