This upbeat book describes the things we do when we are happy. Positive statements such as I like to smile. and I like you. help reinforce in children the joyful feeling of being happy. An activity asks children questions about what makes them happy.
Follow along with a young girl who introduces her life including her family, her town, her bike, and other things that are important to her. Readers will be able to parallel their lives with the girl and begin to define the things that make up their own everyday routines. The language arts connection is the vocabulary related to self.
The fourteen personal stories in this delightful coming of age book apply universal elements with characters and situations that everyone will recognize so that only the names, places and times change from our own childhood stories.
The author presents eight short stories about his mother and other family members as they grew up in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
This book introduces young readers to their roles within a family. From brother and sister to granddaughter and friend, this title uses a child-centered approach to explain who children are to the people around them. An activity asks the readers to close their eyes and think about which role they love the best.
This title is set on a farm where all the animals and even the farmer's son are afraid to get their coats or hooves, or hair trimmed. One by one the comply and are amazed at how much better they feel and how there was never a need to be afraid in the first place.
Simple rhyme gives children a fun lesson in having a positive attitude. In this book, children will also become familiar with the format for dialogue within text as they are asked on several pages to repeat the phrase "Today is a great day!" out loud. An activity encourages children to think positively and see how it spreads to other people.