Since I have a toddler, I thought the Toddler Tools book line would be perfect for my house.
Listening Time is a great book for teaching your kids about how to be good listeners. Both my eighteen month old and four year old like to read it. It is a board book, so it can't be destroyed either. I love that it also helps to work on body parts too. The illustrations in this book are great, and really get across what we want our children to do. There is also humor intertwined into the story. It is short enough that it definitely keeps even the shortest attention spans entertained.
Bye Bye Time is another board book that is good for those really hard times when we have to say bye to our kids. It teaches our children how to comfort themselves when they are sad that we are leaving. There is also advice at the end of the book parents and caregivers to make this transition easier like prepping your child and to be ready for tears. The illustrations in this book are great too. Madison can tell me the story without being able to read it (which is a huge plus).
Naptime is another great book in this series. Like the other books, this is board book. It also has the tips in the back of the book to help parents and caregivers with naptime. I personally learned that Will should be getting one nap daily lasting 1 – 2 (aff) hours, and he should be getting 10 – 12 hours of sleep a night. This book is all about a naptime routine and getting your little one down for some much needed rest. Now, if this would only work on a 4 year old. 🙂 She likes the book; it just has not motivated her to take a nap (she quit naps at 18 months).
The last book in this series is Clean Up Time. That is something we all need at our houses. This book rhymes, so it makes it all the more fun to clean up. This too is a board book and also has the tips at the end to help parents and caregivers. I personally agree with the “break it down” tip. Will doesn't often get overwhelmed at cleaning up; he just thinks it is a game. However, Madison gets extremely overwhelmed if someone does not help her. By breaking down what you are going to do (pick up the blocks first), it takes away from how huge of project it is going to be.
This Toddler Tools series is a great bunch of books. They are books that are hard to destroy and have great lessons in them. I highly recommend them in anyone who has a toddler in their house.