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Who knew there was an author among us? And the author of a unique and wonderful book to boot. The second I met author Teri Kaminski Peterson I thought WOW..she has more energy in her little finger than I have in my whole body! Then I saw her book and, not to sound like a complete cheeseball, but my heart sang.
Bright, cheerful, and BIG, this book just cries “read it to me Mom”! This delightfully illustrated and written book is designed for more than “read to me Mom”, it is meant to be interactive adventure. A book to help parents with the challenges of keeping their child seated and attentive during story time.
The Big Book of Exclamations is an educational children’s book designed to promote speech sound development, and imitation of gestures, sounds, and words. Unlike most books, it doesn’t have a story to read. Instead, along the bottom of each page, there are prompts which teach parents/caregivers how to act out the illustrations and interact with children using gestures, sounds, and words. This twenty-four page book is also filled with information intended to help parents understand speech and language development, and also provides resources for those seeking advice.
And it’s stinkin cute to boot.
Excerpt from the Wake Up-Good Morning page:Knock on the door, “knock knock.” Then wave and greet the characters, (wave and greet your child too!). Point to all the objects and animals as you name them and make their sounds. Pretend to steer a car and honk the horn. Notice the dripping cup, “uh-oh!” Then pretend to wipe up the mess. Spread your arms and fly like an airplane and pretend to beat on the drum, (drum on your child’s leg too!). Shake your finger at the puppy, “no no,” “let go.” Reach for the ball and pretend to throw it. Try and find even more fun things to say and do!
My 4 year old adores this book and I’m thrilled it keeps her little busy-butt mesmerized until the last page. Teri is our newest Mom Squader and we are pretty darn stoked to be able to share her book with you. You can find and buy your copy of this rockin book at her website http://thebigbookofexclamations.com/or at local locations like Book World. A good read at a very reasonable price!