Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On The Go Time Toddler Book Review

Being the Busy Mom I am we are constantly On The Go! My son recently has started to be more involved with the shopping and has an opinion on things. He can get bored or upset and its reflected in his behavior. He can by sweet as pie waving to people and smiling and on the other end throwing a fit yelling NO. This book On The Go Time was a cute one to show him that sometimes when we are out and get upset we have to try to calm ourselves. Also it shows kids can be moms helper and it shows kids about being out on the go.

I like these books from Free Spirit Publishing since they are colorful and simple for kids to understand. My son to this day is a super helpful cleaner and loves to wash his hands and blow his nose. Is it from the books we reviewed last year about it, 100% maybe not, but I do know he listens and learns when we read. My behavior along with the reinforcement of a story helps him to learn. I now have this book in his diaper bag to be able to read it if a melt down occurs or I feel he needs a reminder of he is moms helper.

Each book also contains a section of helpful tips for parents and caregivers. Here are a few tips from On-the-Go Time to keep toddlers moving as you do your holiday shopping this year:
  • Keep to a schedule. Make it easier on everyone by running errands or scheduling appointments in between your child’s meals and naps. This will ensure your child is rested, fed, and ready to go. Don’t try to cram too many stops into one trip—this often leads to frustration, tears, or meltdowns.
  • Make a “go-time” list. Your child will do a lot better on-the-go if you’ve made a visual schedule ahead of time. On a piece of paper, draw a representation of each place you’ll be going: a book for the library, an apple for the grocery store, a stamp for the post office. Then your child will know what to expect and look forward to.
  • Get ready, get set. Before you leave home, give your child a chance to use the bathroom, get a drink and snack to take along, and choose a favorite toy to bring. Make sure you always have a handy stash of diapers and wipes, underpants and extra clothes, raingear, juice boxes, small toys, and other essential “go-time” supplies. It’s helpful if your child eats beforehand or brings along a snack—especially if you’re running several errands. Full tummies mean calmer children!

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    * I was not paid or compensated for this post. I was sent a free copy of this book for my review by the publisher/PR company. The opinions are 100% mine and may vary from others.

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