Ages: 2 – 4 years old
My daughter is feisty! She already knows her own mind and does not like being told no.
She knows exactly what she wants to wear, what she feels like eating, and what color cup she wants to drink out of. Any deviation to this can often result in a meltdown.
Although I sometimes wish she was a little easier going like her older brother, I’m also secretly impressed by how well she stands up for what she wants in life.
I wish I could blame the terrible twos, but she has just turned four ….
From bestselling author Michael Dahl, Little Monkey Calms Down is a great book for teaching young children how to self soothe.
As a parent, it’s a great resource to have when you’ve been blessed with a feisty child!
Little Monkey is feeling sad. He is shown to have dropped his ice-cream cone on the ground.
“Poor Little Monkey.”
Like most children in the same circumstances, Little Monkey has a tough time dealing with his dropped ice-cream.
Parents will giggle at how familiar the illustrations are of Little Monkey having a meltdown on this page!
The book suggests some calming techniques for Little Monkey.
“Calm down Little Monkey, Cuddle with your blankie.”
Little Monkey takes some deep breaths, sings a quiet song and he is still and relaxed. After he has calmed down, he goes on to have a fun day.
Author Michael Dahl has written over 200 books for children and young adults, winning numerous awards along the way. Oriol Vidal illustrates Little Monkey Calms Down in a simple and uncluttered style that suits a younger audience.
Although frustrating for parents, young children have big feelings and don’t yet have the tools to deal with them. Little Monkey Calms Down is a great resource for teaching young children how to calm themselves down.
Little Monkey Calms Down is a great book to have when you’ve been blessed with a feisty child! ….