Saturday, February 16, 2013
Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you some cute picture books that also teach some valuable lessons.
Little Dino must learn that even though he's very strong, hitting is not proper behavior. -- Capstone
ven though Little Dino has a loud roar, she must learn that yelling all the time is not okay. - Capstone
LITTLE DINOS DON'T HIT, LITTLE DINOS DON'T BITE, LITTLE DINOS DON'T PUSH, and LITTLE DINOS DON'T YELL are four new books in the Hello Genius Little Dino series written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Adam Record. This cute set of over-sized books is new-to-me, but I no longer have little ones that are the target age for board books.
Basically, the idea behind these books is to teach little ones (namely toddlers and preschoolers) how to demonstrate good behavior. In the Spring 2013 set of Little Dino books, children will learn that it's not appropriate to hit, bite, push and yell. Now that might seem pretty obvious to most adults (and children), but I guarantee if you've had a toddler acting out in any of these ways, you will try anything to convince them to stop.
These Little Dino books use funny examples and sweet illustrations to make their point, and I think they could be an effective way to teach children what is acceptable and not acceptable behavior. I like that there is humor included in the lessons and that the books also show that positive behavior works better for getting attention. In addition, these books are very sturdy and perfect for even those kids who are "rough" on books.
Here's a page layout showing a silly example from the LITTLE DINO'S DON'T YELL book:
The Little Dinos series are very cute board books that also have valuable lessons. Definitely recommended for parents of toddlers and also preschool classrooms.
Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing review copies of these books.
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