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Celebrate With Gratitude: 20 Holiday Poems For Kids
Publisher: Choose Gratitude Books
Publication Date: 2016-11-17
Number of pages: 24
Three (3) Benefits of purchasing this book:
1) Create an important, ongoing conversation with your kids
2) Instill gratitude
3) Avoid unintentionally raising a spoiled brat
The book entertains and impresses with its images but more importantly it creates an opportunity for a conversation between parents and children. The book opens the door to a discussion about what's really important amidst all of the fun and distractions that holidays can sometimes create.
Holidays clearly aren’t the only opportunities to talk about gratitude but they’re great milestones and I quickly realized I had been missing a key opportunity. An opportunity to teach and encourage celebration, for a purpose. An opportunity to teach them WHY we actually celebrate holidays. Christmas sure, but can I really explain St. Patrick's Day? What does Cinco de Mayo signify? Do they understand Memorial Day and the 4th of July or are they more worried about BBQ and fireworks? Why do we celebrate Martin Luther King?
The book includes 20 original entertaining poems and amazing illustrations. The poems flow in chronological holiday order through the year. Each time we reach a holiday I pull out the book and the kids love it! They get to enjoy the pictures and we both get to learn something along the way. Celebration with a touch of gratitude!
Do you have a simple REPEATABLE way to engage your kids in conversations about gratitude? Do they have any clue why we celebrate holidays or do they just want gifts and a day off of school?
**********Author's Insider Perspective*****
I decided to incorporate black and white photographs into every page in order to provide a glimpse at the history. It was a real challenge coming up with images that made a point but did not distract from the illustrations. The combination of illustrations mixed with black and white photography has been a huge hit with children. It's different and they love it! I also included in the book a place for them to draw their favorite holiday, list holiday traditions, and list their favorite gifts (given and received!). Great way to personalize the book and a fun way to look back at previous years!
Holiday Poems Included:- New Year's Eve - Martin Luther King Day - President's Day - Groundhog's Day - Valentine's Day - St. Patrick's Day - Easter - Earth Day - Mother's Day / Father's Day - Cinco de Mayo - Memorial Day - 4th of July - Labor Day - Columbus Day - Halloween - Veteran's Day - Thanksgiving - Christmas - Holidays (all)
Hope you enjoy the book and thank you for helping shift the trend of entitlement.
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