Tips Parenting Book Club
online book club works like this:
are many different parenting styles and our readers have indicated that
reviews of parenting books would be helpful. I find that everyone can
always use a little direction in something. Each month, toytips.com will
feature 2 parenting books that have been pre-read and suggested for the
club. One will be a non-fiction parenting book covering different age
groups ranging from pregnancy-adolescence. The other book will be a children's
book based on character values and life lessons to read to your child.
Each member has one month to read the book(s) and email their review to
firstname.lastname@example.org by the
first of the next month. The review can be as long or short as needed
and ALL reviews are read to write one collective review and published
on toytips.com! The books will be available at your local library or you
may purchase your own. Our first month of book reading brought us 457
readers from 32 states! Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and
caregivers who participated! We read The Secret Language of Children by
Dr. Lawrence Shapiro and The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
Secret Language of Children
by Dr. Lawrence Shapiro
A book for any parent interested in learning about the emotional development
of a child at all stages.
Learning how to communicate with your child at any age is the most important
parenting interaction tool you have. Understanding what an infant cry
means or why your teenager is upset about a broken friendship or heartbreak
is a challenge. This book provides insight and ideas to assist parents
through every age.
with emotions lies deep in psychological studies. Learning to become in
tune with them is a way to foster and maintain better parent-child relationships
at every stage of life. This book provides a general insight on some fears/
problems children may or may not communicate and provides tips and ideas
through conversation, writing and art to assist a parent on how to handle
them. The book also discusses how your child may understand the parent's
verbal and non verbal communication and how a child may react. A variety
of "Try It' techniques are interspersed through the chapters and
provide an opportunity for parents to think differently and try something
they may have not done before while assessing a problem with their own
Little Engine that Could
by Watty Piper
Appropriate for children age toddler through elementary school and
even for adolescents and adults when a challenge lies ahead.
The classic story tells of a little train engine to try and try again.
When he thinks he can no longer make it up the hill, encouragement from
his friends and load motivate him to reach his potential. Fostering positive
character development, the will to go on, cooperation and to succeed are
all traits that should be taught in the earliest years. Some research
studies suggest that exposure to morals and good character stories enhance
and promote well being and shape the values and standards of behavior.
NEW! (Reviews need to be emailed by December 1, 2003)
we are reading this month are:
The Tailor's Gift: A Holiday
Tale for Everyone by David M. Stern, Dave Zaboski (Illustrator) (Hardcover)
Teach Me How to Say It Right:
Helping Your Child with Articualtion Problems by Dorothy P. Dougherty