Some of the issues that is tempered in advance by parents are;
• What to expect when alone for the first time,
• Fear of the unknown,
• Group bullying,
• 1st time away from Mom and Dad and,
• It’s OK that everybody differs.
Pictures are used to introduce Gerri the giraffe that’s new to the jungle classroom from the Land of Fargone. No one has ever heard of Fargone and Gerri feels awkward, has a stutter, is taller, alone and unsure how to match. As Gerri meets each one of his classmates, a remedy slowly evolves. This kid’s picture book addresses children’s anxieties and how parents can prepare for this juncture of time that is critical for the child.
The parents are active, have to function, balance the budget and juggle life. It is the common consensus,”I got through the passage from home to school, and my kid will have to even…” Educators that see these kids transition at school see a different child than the one that arrives home every evening.
A little understanding, and preparation delivers a totally different minded child. “Children have the capacity to adopt and comprehend the long run, if we let them prepare for it. Kid’s picture reading can have a powerful teaching message combined with wonderful characters, vibrantly colored, that engages the child without the gist of preaching. The fulfillment of these criteria of issues burdening a parent whose kid is facing first day of college anxieties is a success for child and parent.”
All their youth, children are told,”You Can Do It!” After they get a little older they are told all the things they can not do. We must be the cheerleaders as parents who encourage our children to Dream Big, Imagine Big, Think Big and Dare to Be Great in the”Land of Anything is Possible.”
The Greatest National Treasure any nation has is its’ Children’s Imagination, because they will make all our tomorrows possible.
This book has found a way to soften this traumatic transition day into an expected growing day through a teaching lesson with animals and light- hearted dialog that young children can grasp and instantly identify .
“It’s all about the kids because they are people too, while promoting good citizenship, honesty, imagination and integrity.
15 years of teaching 1st graders and seeing firsthand the trauma of the 1st Day of school, my daughter said,”Dad, you got to read this child’s book!” I did…
All my memories came flooding back from 60 years ago!
The key to helping your child by preventing the trauma and the lifelong scars-
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