Calm Down, Little Monkey! And Other Helpful Skills for Kids

Excerpt from Calm Down Little Monkey by Michael DahlThe Hello Genius: Milestones books by Michael Dahl are getting rave reviews from me, a parents of little ones, and the childcare centers I’ve shared them with! This board book series covers classic topics such as going potty, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “I’m sorry,” techniques for calming down, and sharing, all with excellent illustrations and age appropriate language. This series bridges the gap between helpful caregiver tool and fun read aloud for the 2-5 year old crowd. Continue reading “Calm Down, Little Monkey! And Other Helpful Skills for Kids”

Best Board Books: Boynton for Babies

When I am choosing board books, whether for an individual baby or to bring to an infant classroom on the bookmobile, there is one author who clearly rises above the rest.  The carefully crafted goofy gems — from 1977’s Hippos Go Berserk! to 2010’s Perfect Piggies!  by Sandra Boynton have elicited giggles, snorts and Chattanooga piggy-piggy piggledy-dees from many a child and adult.  

The classic Moo, Baa, La La La! is a paradigm of excellence, meeting and exceeding all criteria for choosing a good board book for babies.  Continue reading “Best Board Books: Boynton for Babies”