Twenty-five rhyming poems invite children to believe in themselves, learn from mistakes, cooperate, share, help others, solve problems, be kind, tell the truth, make positive choices, and more. The short poems are quick to read, easy to learn, and fun to recite—making them perfect for teaching social skills to young children. Children can memorize their favorite poems, talk about them, act them out, and get ideas for creating their own. Accompanying photographs show children from diverse backgrounds in realistic settings, and back matter provides adults with ideas for thought-provoking discussion, activities, and learning. This charming update to a popular volume of poetry for children is a book that adults and children will love sharing again and again.
About the Author
Judy Lalli, M.S., is the coordinator of online learning for PLS 3rd Learning after having enjoyed a wonderful career as a classroom teacher in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed extensive postgraduate work as well. Judy is a visiting author to classrooms around the UnitedStates. She is a recipient of the Delaware Valley Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award for her work promoting early literacy development.
“The short poems are quick to read, easy to learn, and fun to recite—making them ideal for teaching practical and lifelong social skills to young children.” — Children’s Bookwatch
“A wonderful book for helping young children.” — Our Children: National PTA Magazine