Is getting out of the house in the morning a constant drag? Does it take far too long to get dressed, get breakfast, and get shoes on? If your child isn't morning person, no worries -we have found a terrific book to help out!
Ready For The Day!; A Tale of Teamwork and Toast and Hardly Any Footdragging by Author Stacey R. Kaye is part of Free Spirit Publishing's ParentSmartKidHappy series. We found the colorful pictures to be engaging, with an African American family represented as the main characters ( pretty awesome). Ready for the Day follows a family through the challenges of morning routines and transitions. Choices are given and feelings are validated with gentle words and the family makes it out the door with little stress. If only it could be that easy - but, this book is a reminder that when children are encouraged through routines with humor and support, all kinds of good things can happen. A bonus: each book in this series includes a section with tips for parents and caregivers.
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