Remind Kids That They Can Be Reflective

Today I have a book that will remind kids that they can be reflective.  This latest by Tomie dePaola was sent to me by Simon Kids and it is a winner.  While I usually gush over the silliest of books there is something to be said for ones that slow us down and remind us that busy isn’t always better.

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Title: Quietremind kids that they can be reflective quiet

Author: Romie dePaola

Target: Preschool – Kindergarten

What this book is about:

A grandfather (who looks eerily similar to the author/illustrator) is walking with his grandkids outside.  They notice all the animals who are in such a hurry.  However, when a bench presents itself, they have a seat and observe the animals who are also taking a break from their daily activities.  A chance to think and to see the world around them offers a special time together.

Why I love this book:

  • Quiet has a place in our daily lives just like all the other activities that spur us forward.  This is a lovely way to remind kids how nice quiet can be.  The simple illustrations and text enhance that feeling.
  • This book has so many jumping off places for more in-depth conversations.  I could see using it to reference things you see in your walks with your own kids as well as talking about the things they observe in nature.

Who this book is for:

Great for all kids.  If you are unfamiliar with Tomie dePaola his books always remind me of Eric Carle, not that they are the same, but the simplicity of the message and illustrations are reminiscent of one another.

Final thoughts:

This is not my usual fare, but I could easily see reading this book over and over again to my kids when they were small.

To purchase this book:

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