Mom and Dakota love the mall. But when Dakota sees something neat, she goes off without telling anyone. Suddenly she's all alone! What should she do?
Tips & interactive play therapies at end of book.
Playdate Kids Publishing specializes in early childhood, social and behavioral development. A child's psyche is delicate, so guiding them through a communal or emotional situation must be handled with special care.
Our goal is for kids to feel comfortable with their own emotions and safe in their current environments. By offering entertaining adventures for the reader, we hope to fully engage kids in difficult social arenas with both their peers and with adults. Afterward, children can more fully adjust and embrace these experiences with a confident new outlook and understanding of self.
Written to American Psychology Association standards, parents can use the books as certified guides of instruction. In fact, these books have been successfully implemented in sessions with child psychologists yielding amazing results in raising a child's self-esteem.
While the stories are lessons, they are not designed with the heavy hand of instruction, but rather the gentle, guiding hand of a new friend. The Playdate Kids are role models in social interaction and behavior, designed to appeal to all kids.
Midwest Book Review:
The 'Growing-Up series from Playdate Kids Publishing is a charmingly illustrated series of books for young children that focus on commonly encountered problems that range from parental break up, to the death of pet. Thoroughly "kid friendly', and very strongly recommended for family, school, and community library collections. This series offers an outstanding title for many family transitions.
The Reading Tub:
This is a very good book to have handy with preschoolers and Kindergarteners, in particular. It is one that you can read at home or keep in the car and read several times and then use as a reminder. The tips in the back make it easy to create your family's rules about going out in crowded places and/or getting lost.
Award Recipient of: National Family Center Seal of Approval, Family Review Center Gold Seal Award, Mom's Choice Award, Indie-Excellence Award, USA Best Books Award, Reader's View Award, The New Parents Guide Seal of Approval, and American Baby Center Gold Seal Award.