It seems as though the bookworm gene has made its way to the youngest which is why I am excited to share this post about politeness as well as a great new book sponsored by JIMMY Patterson Books.
I think that when you are a counselor there is this added pressure from the general public to “know” how to raise kids. The truth is, every child is so different and what works for one is not going to work for the other. What I do know is that boundaries, standards and basic principles work. The trick is how they are presented (that is where the personalities and different kids come into play). One basic principle that can be taught from a very young age is the power of please. For instance, one of the first words my children learned was “please”. Check out Davis when he was about 14 months old saying “please” because he asked me for ice cream. This is a practice I started as soon as he could point or motion for something.
Give Please a Chance, by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson, is a brand new book that not only has a powerful message, but is also great for beginning readers. Davis loves the short, simple sentences and words that he recognizes (he is in Kindergarten). The pictures also capture his attention (as well as mine). Each page was drawn by a different artist and there has been great care and detail added to each one.
On each page you will find a new scenario that you as a parent as well as your child can identify with. I know that Davis found several of the pages comical and a few he could really sympathize with. The very last page features a little boy with a broken dish. Davis particularly is intrigued by that page. After reading this book it can open up discussions about the reasons why we say please and how it makes others feel.
If you are looking for a special find to go under the tree this year, this book is very much worth adding to your home library. You can purchase the hardcover Give Please a Chance for about $17.99.
NOW ONE LUCKY GO GROW GO READER WILL WIN A COPY OF GIVE PLEASE A CHANCE AS WELL AS A $50 VISA GIFT CARD. HERE’S HOW:
This post was sponsored by JIMMY Patterson Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.