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Being the Best Me Series: Bounce Back! A book about resilience

Resilience: the ability to recover or bounce back from problems, hurt or loss; is critical for social and emotional health and helps people feel happy, capable and in charge of their lives. Foster perseverance, patience and resilience in children with this unique encouraging book.

Young children learn thought processes and actions that are positive, realistic and helpful for bouncing back. The book also helps children recognise people who can support them in times of difficulty.

Back matter includes advice for raising resilient children and fostering resiliency at school and in childcare.

Being the Best Me Series:

From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first two books in this one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each book focuses on specific attitude or character traits—such as optimism, courage, resilience, imagination, personal power, decision-making, and work ethics. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts children are learning. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in school, home, and childcare settings.

Review:

PreS-K—These books are simply written and will empower students to turn around bad days. Affirming statements such as "Even when something seems bad, I can learn from it or find some good in it" are accompanied by large, cheerful, illustrations that are perfect for prompting discussion about how the scene reflects the writing and whether similar examples can be found in students' lives. The books conclude with numerous questions parents and teachers can ask to encourage additional reflection, as well as worthwhile hands-on activities to further emphasize positive thinking and foster self-confidence. Thanks in large part to the basic, clear language, these enjoyable volumes manage to avoid the overwrought proclamations that plague a lot of the self-help genre.

Author Bio:

Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. The author of the award-winning Learning to Get Along social skills series for young children and 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 and two grandchildren. She lives in Laurel, Maryland.

Elizabeth Allen is an artist and professional illustrator of children’s picture books as well as a former songwriter and jazz musician. She has exhibited her art in galleries in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Elizabeth lives on a river running through a forest near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Other titles in the series:

Bounce Back! A book about resilience

Have Courage! A book about being brave

Forgive and Let Go! A book about forgiveness

Be Positive! A book about optimism

Stand Tall! A book about integrity

Feel Confident! A book about self-esteem

 

Being the Best Me Series: Bounce Back! A book about resilience

Author: Cheri J. Meiners

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