A book to teach children to be patient, or at least laugh about it.
How do you teach children to be patient? One of the hardest tasks parents must face…
When you get in the car, how often have you heard: “Are we there yet?” “Are we there?” “Now are we there?”
And in the ten minutes it takes pasta to cook, how many times do your children ask: “Mom, is it ready?”, “I’m hungry”, “Now is it ready?”
My daughters are world champions of impatience… that’s where this book came from. I don’t guarantee it will really teach your children to be patient, but at least it will make them laugh about it.
Wait! I must tell you something else: this book, like the similar ones published, invites young readers to do things: blow, rub their hands, wash them, yell, sing…
Teaching children patience becomes a game.
It all begins with a pan on the stove: the spaghetti isn’t done yet. The book asks the child: “Can you be patient? How long can you wait before turning the page?” And on the next page the exercises begin: Wait! It’s too hot. Wait. It needs cheese! Wait! Wash your hands… And so on.
The little mouse eats the spaghetti, the apple chosen from the fruit basket is Snow White’s, and she’s angry. The mouse comes back to steal a second apple, the one we’ve peeled – finally – as a snack. They lose patience, but…
Wait! Today is the mouse’s birthday and he’s brought a cake! Yay! Wait! We have to sing Happy Birthday and… Wait! Sorry, I forgot to light the candle, please sing it again…
Great. Finally you deserve a piece of cake, the biggest one, because you’ve shown you have a bit of patience.
A book for ages 3 and up, to be read with parents, to teach children to be patient, to play page by page!
Find it on Amazon; Also available in ebook format
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