Tuesday, November 28, 2023

#Review: Nursery Rhymes for Kinder TImes by Pam Gittleman #giveaway #rhymingbooks #kindness

About the book:

What happens when Three KIND Mice put their heads (and bodies!) together to get some cheese on top of the counter? Will Humpty Dumpty be left in pieces when his friends notice that he's fallen off the wall? And who will get bags of wool--and toys and books--from Baa Baa BRIGHT Sheep? Read all about the beloved characters from traditional nursery rhymes in this endearing collection of eight updated rhymes that nurture kindness, empathy and gratitude!

My review:

When I decided that I was going to review this book, I only knew that it was a rhyming book and the cover was cute. What I did not know is how adorable this book turned out to be and old rhymes transformed for a new generation.

I grew up with all of the traditional rhymes presented here, in fact, years later I would tell them to my own children and kids that I took care of teaching preschool. However, the new is pleasurable to read and gives new meanings. 

I do want to note that the stories themselves are not the wow factor, the book itself is not intended for that purpose. However, I loved it and simply know that kids will too. The illustrations are so bold and with the cuteness overload it is for sure a winner!

Each rhyme has those cute little mice in each one and presents an emotion for young readers to talk to parents or educators about. If talking about it is not enough, in between each rhyme is a page of EMOJIS that gives pause to point and discuss feelings. Awesome! 😀

Since we are in a new millennium and different age of technology each story is also downloadable to hear on a computer or phone. Yes, I did listen to each one! This was specifically designed to help children who are in need of additional listening skills.

If that is not enough, resources and activities are also downloadable via QR code for further enhancements for those children who need help with stronger language skills. 

This book has just enough bells and whistles needed to make it  a solid 4 star book. Don't believe me? This book has won multiple awards including the Mom's Choice Award for Excellence.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review. The view here is 100% my own opinions and may differ from yours. ~Michelle,Reading Authors Network

Where to find the author:

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Pam has been an early childhood music educator for over twenty-five years with a passion for singing, rhyming, reading stories, and making music with preschoolers.

When Pam noticed that some children seemed unfamiliar with traditional nursery rhymes, and that parents and teachers were avoiding them because of their outdated, dark, and inappropriate nature, she set out to update them in a way that allows them to nurture kindness, empathy and gratitude. Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times® provides a memorable way to build language, musicality, and literacy through songs, stories and rhymes that children adore and adults can feel good about. The inclusion of resources that support social and emotional learning (SEL) make it easy for parents and teachers to engage with the children they love about the importance of being kind, empathetic and grateful.

The rhymes in the book can also be enjoyed as songs on the Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times album recorded by Raffi and Lindsay Munroe, as well as in videos on the Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times® Show on YouTube. (www.linktr.ee.com/forkindertimes)

Aside from making music with young children, Pam loves dogs and dark chocolate. She lives in New York with her husband, and loves when her children, grandchildren, and granddogs come to visit!

Pam collaborated with Dan and Catherine Markowitz for art and design of the book.


Win signed copy of Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times®, Vol. 1 by Pam Gittleman (one winner) (USA only) (ends Dec 15)




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