It's hard to try new things--for adults as well as children. It's hard to stick with it when something is more difficult than we thought, or doesn't work out the way we planned. In simple words and realistic illustrations, this book teaches children about flexibility and perseverance--skills essential to success in all areas of life, at all ages and stages. Made to be read aloud, this book also includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions to share, perseverance games to play, and other suggestions for helping children persevere. Softcover, 35 pages from Free Spirit.
Its hard to try new thingsfor adults as well as children. Its even harder to stay the course when something is more difficult than we thought it would be, or when things dont work out the way we hoped. Yet flexibility and perseverance are essential to success in all areas of life, at all ages and stages. This book introduces children to the benefits of trying something new and the basics of stick-to-it-iveness. Includes suggestions adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her masters degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri and her husband, David, have six children. They live in Laurel, Maryland.
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