Establishing patterns of a healthy diet, exercise, and sleep helps children stay physically active, make friends, learn well, and enjoy emotional health—all of which lead to greater happiness. Children’s health and confidence can increase as they become more aware of their own unique bodies and abilities, and as they incorporate the self-care principles presented in this warm and encouraging book. A section for adults includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about being healthy at home, at school, and in childcare.
Being the Best Me Series:
From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first two books in this one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each book focuses on specific attitude or character traits—such as optimism, courage, resilience, imagination, personal power, decision-making, and work ethics. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts children are learning. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in school, home, and childcare settings.
PreS-K—These books are simply written and will empower students to turn around bad days. Affirming statements such as "Even when something seems bad, I can learn from it or find some good in it" are accompanied by large, cheerful, illustrations that are perfect for prompting discussion about how the scene reflects the writing and whether similar examples can be found in students' lives. The books conclude with numerous questions parents and teachers can ask to encourage additional reflection, as well as worthwhile hands-on activities to further emphasize positive thinking and foster self-confidence. Thanks in large part to the basic, clear language, these enjoyable volumes manage to avoid the overwrought proclamations that plague a lot of the self-help genre.
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. The author of the award-winning Learning to Get Along social skills series for young children and a former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri and her husband, David, have six children and two grandchildren. She lives in Laurel, Maryland.
Elizabeth Allen is an artist and professional illustrator of children’s picture books as well as a former songwriter and jazz musician. She has exhibited her art in galleries in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Elizabeth lives on a river running through a forest near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Other titles in the series:
Bounce Back! A book about resilience
Have Courage! A book about being brave
Forgive and Let Go! A book about forgiveness
Be Positive! A book about optimism
Stand Tall! A book about integrity
Feel Confident! A book about self-esteem
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