Written by Penny Tassoni (an early years expert), Time To... series is a collection of books featuring four topics familiar to young readers. Illustrator Mel Four uses cheery, bright coloured illustrations (with a diverse cast of children ♥️) so the ideas are presented in a positive, engaging, and inclusive way!
The books are very child friendly. It uses simple language, and takes into consideration how children may interpret different situations.
Each book also includes a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents on the topic.
The set contains the following books:
1. Time to Go to Bed《我會乖乖睡》
Not all children enjoy going to bed, and a good bedtime routine can be hard to master. Time to Go to Bed explains to children why everyone needs sleep, and how being tired can make us unhappy or act in a really silly way!
This picture book helps children understand and follow the bedtime routine, from putting on pyjamas to settling down to sleep for the night. It shows children the many different places where sleep takes place, like cots, hammocks and even bird's nests.
2. Time to Go to School《我愛上學》
Starting school is a big step, so most children will feel nervous at first. This charming book explains what the day will look like, from saying goodbye to parents to meeting other children and learning new things. It shows children what exciting activities might be on offer, like dressing up in fabulous outfits or playing outdoors on tricycles.
With simple-to-read text and delightful full-colour illustrations by Mel Four, Time to Go to School helps children feel confident about going to nursery and reminds them that someone will always be there to help if they're unsure.
3. Time to Get Dressed《我學會穿衣》
Getting dressed can be tricky at first, so lots of children need a helping hand. This delightful book shows children how some clothes keep them warm and dry, while others allow them to go swimming and splash in puddles!
It also covers the trickier parts of getting dressed, such as buttons and zips!
4. Time to Care《我有愛心》
Everyone needs a little help from time to time, so it's important that children learn how to care for others.
This charming book demonstrates to children how they can show they care, such as by helping out at home and saying please and thank you. It explains that all living things need caring for, including plants and animals.
With simple-to-read text and delightful full-colour illustrations, Time to Care explores situations when caring for others is really important, such as when another person is hurt or upset. Sometimes, caring for someone might just mean watching and listening. This book will help children develop empathy and recognize a whole range of emotions.