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® series comes a one-of-a-kind character development series that helps children learn, understand, and develop attitudes and character traits that strengthen self-confidence and a sense of purpose. Each book focuses on a specific attitude or character trait and includes discussion questions, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts with children. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in all settings.
About the Author
Janet S. Fox writes award-winning fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults but has won fans of all ages. Her newest novel, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle (Viking, 2016), has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly. She received an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. Janet, her husband, and their energetic dog live in Bozeman, Montana, where they enjoy the mountain vistas.
“An approachable introduction to health, nutrition, and self-care concepts for early readers. Short, simple sentences . . . effectively communicate the fairly complex themes for young children. Each self-care principle is reinforced through Allen’s bright and engaging illustrations. A helpful educator’s guide is also included.” — School Library Journal
“Grow Strong! is an excellent resource for parents and teachers who hope to reinforce good health habits in young children, so children can be all that they can be and Grow Strong!” — Children’s Bookwatch