Tuesday, December 5, 2023

My Thoughts and More on Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times by Pam Gittleman



Book Details:

Book Title:  Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times®, Vol. 1 by Pam Gittleman
Category:  Children's Fiction (ages 2 to 5), 46 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Kids, an imprint of Amplify Publishing Group
Release date:   Oct 3, 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.
Book Description:

What happens when Three KIND Mice put their heads (and bodies!) together to get some cheese on top of the counter? Will Humpty Dumpty be left in pieces when his friends notice that he's fallen off the wall? And who will get bags of wool--and toys and books--from Baa Baa BRIGHT Sheep? Read all about the beloved characters from traditional nursery rhymes in this endearing collection of eight updated rhymes that nurture kindness, empathy and gratitude!

Meet the Author:

Pam has been an early childhood music educator for over twenty-five years with a passion for singing, rhyming, reading stories, and making music with preschoolers.

When Pam noticed that some children seemed unfamiliar with traditional nursery rhymes, and that parents and teachers were avoiding them because of their outdated, dark, and inappropriate nature, she set out to modernize them. Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times® provides a memorable way to build language, musicality, and literacy through songs, stories and rhymes that nurture kindness, empathy, and gratitude. The inclusion of resources that support social and emotional learning (SEL) make it easy for parents and teachers to engage with the children they love.

The rhymes in the book can also be enjoyed as songs on the Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times album recorded by Raffi and Lindsay Munroe, as well as in videos on the Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times® Show on YouTube. (www.linktr.ee.com/forkindertimes)

Aside from making music with young children, Pam loves dogs and dark chocolate. She lives in New York with her husband, and loves when her children, grandchildren, and granddogs come to visit!

Pam collaborated with Dan and Catherine Markowitz for art and design of the book.

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My Thoughts:

This was a very cute and clever retelling of favorite nursery rhymes, with a twist on helping children learn about their feelings and how to properly express them. I found them delightful and fun when they are compared to the originals. 

Taking eight beloved rhymes, the author makes them her own and teaches children how to properly express their feelings. Whether they are sad, mad, happy, silly, etc., there are six faces at the end of each rhyme to help a child choose the emotion talked about. Empathy is one of the big lessons in this rhyming book.

As I have come to expect from Mascot Kids books, the artwork is bright and beautiful and eye catching for any child. These would be fun for any parent or grandparent to read to the children in their lives. I found myself still singing the tunes as I read.

I was provided a copy of this storybook from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

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