“Put away the wiggles. Put away the giggles. Listening works better when your body’s calm and still.” When it’s time for young children to listen closely, this book sets the tone. They discover that it’s important to open their eyes and ears but to close their mouths (“zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket”) so good listening can begin.
An award-winning author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation.
Part of the Toddler Tools series, Listening Time can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
About the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools™ board book series, the Best Behavior™ series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn™ series for preteens. Her most recent titles include Pacifiers Are Not Forever and See You Later, Procrastinator! (with Pamela Espeland). Elizabeth lives with her husband, daughter, son, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as a children’s book illustrator with the award-winning Hands Are Not for Hitting. As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son.
Since teaming up to develop books in the Best Behavior series, Elizabeth and Marieka have charmed millions of young readers and their parents and garnered awards from iParenting Media, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Dr. Toy, and many others.
Winner, Creative Child Preferred Choice Award
“There is no such thing as a quick fix. However, if you’re beleaguered by the baby battles, these books could serve as a life preserver.” — The Post & Courier
"I highly recommend these books for your home library if you have a little one." — Mommin' It Up
"Toddlers will manage to calm down fairly quickly upon coming across these gentle books that help them deal with various transitions in their young lives." — SAHManswers.com (Stay At Home Moms)
“Elizabeth Verdick gives caregivers practical, positive tools for building and maintaining the positive care environment that toddlers need.” — Dr. Dan Gartrell, Ed.D., professor of Early Childhood Education, director of Child Development Training Program, Bemidji State University
“A great book to use at the beginning of the school year when establishing classroom rules . . . one to which teachers should periodically return to remind children of the listening rules.” — Andrea Coventry, Montessori educator, Andi’s Kids Books Blog