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Friday, August 30, 2013

Street Crossing Safety with Greene Bark Press (a review)

Emma (age 4) is a little impatient when it’s time to cross the street.  In fact, it’s a fight to get her to hold my hand and wait…she’s so focused on where she’s going that she forgets to look and see what might be coming.

A review of the board book "Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again," a colorful way to teach littles about street crossing safety at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

I recently had the opportunity to review a board book from Greene Bark Press just for kids like Emma! 

Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again 

by Ginger Pate

for ages 3-8

$8.50 (plus shipping)

Wally Waddlewater wants sooo much to be a big boy and cross the street all by himself, but his Mama knows he needs more practice, not just in looking both ways, but  in taking his time and being aware of all the hazards around  him. 

Hmmm, sounds just like a little person I know.

Winking smile

Throughout the course of the book, Wally and his Mama will look out for a buses, cars, fire engines, trains, and even an elephant!  And, yes, Wally does finally get to cross the street all by himself, because he’s learned to be  patient, observant, and careful.

From the book: 

“Look left…

Look right,

Make sure the cars, buses, trucks, trains and elephants are out of sight.” 

He remembered then, to look left again.

He crossed the road by himself.

This is a sturdy, colorful book with a great message for kids.  Emma often tries to wriggle her hand out of my grasp and run ahead when are walking to church.  Wally’s story reminds her of why she needs to be careful and wait for Mommy.A review of the board book "Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again," a colorful way to teach littles about street crossing safety at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Emma says:  I LIKE it!

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read the book but I did use those words for teaching my little guy (now 21) how to cross the road. We added "if there are no cars, we can cross safely". After practicing several times on a walk around the neighborhood, I told said, "Now it's your turn." He says, "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." Well, what could I say; blessing yourself while crossing the road would help too!

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