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Missing mama and making friends….

During the past month storytime has been filled with new books and old friends. First up is Llama Llama. He is out of his red pajamas and he has started preschool, in Llama llama misses mama by Anna Dewdney. Yes our little llama is not too thrilled with this change in routine. All these loud noisy kids at this place called school is not this thing.  He is getting worried that mama won’t come back and soon he has himself a crying attack.

All the other kids tell llama, llama its ok…you can play with us today. School is fun, we’ll play games and go outside and run. Llama llama soon makes some friends and doesn’t even notice that the day has come to an end….mama llama has come back and he realizes that school isn’t so bad. Read the full article review here. And share it with your little “llamas” as they transition to new schools and rooms at school.

 A great book to introduce to the children (early on in the school year – or any time that new children arrive) is Emily Post’s Emily’s New Friend. This, and the entire series of Emily Books, are a great resource for instilling and molding etiquette and mannerly behavior in young children.

This story shows how Emily, the main cahracter in the Emily books, welcomes the new neighbor, Ethan, to the neighborhood – with just the inital gesture of baked goods, introducing herself and offering a helping hand Ethan and Emily become good friends. They go to school together and help each other with homework. They play with the other kids and join in the fun but they can always count on one another and help each other out. This is a great book for teaching how to become friends and keep friends, show respect and gain respect just by being polite and having some manners. You can read the full article review here.

Thanks to Collins an Imprint of HarperCollins for providing the review copy of Emily’s New Friend – which was donated to a local preschool class.

This is only a bit of storytime there is more to come and more going on – don’t forget to enter the Pretty in Pink Giveaway which ends 10/29/10 at 11:59PM EST.

All the best,

~Miss Shari~

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