On-the-Go Time (Toddler Tools®) (Board book)

On-the-Go Time (Toddler Tools®) By Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) Cover Image
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With On-the-Go Time, shopping and errands really can mean fewer hassles and more fun for everyone! Toddlers learn simple tools and encouragement to keep moving, cope with the changing scenes, and be super helpers in the car, at the store or library, and on the road. What do they do when they’re on-the-go? Listen, follow along, and even lend a hand. If they’re disappointed or overstimulated along the way, they can take deep breaths to calm down. Who says running errands with toddlers has to be stressful? Includes tips for parents and caregivers. Part of the award-winning Toddler Tools™ series.

About the Author

Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents.

These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board books. The Happy Healthy Baby® series is designed to capture the interest of the littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior.

Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn® series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social-emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. She’s also coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents), which offers kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day.

Elizabeth lives and writes near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Praise For…

“More than just a good read, this board book is the ideal traveling companion for what to expect when heading out the door with little ones.”
— Pamela Brill, TalkingWalnut.com

This colorful board book takes youngsters through the steps of going on errands. Busy fabric collage and strong black lines make vivid images of a mother and two small children. On the first page Mom asks: “What comes before GO?” The children answer: “We know…Get ready! Get set!” They then “Get ready, get set…Go potty first.” They get their coats and a snack, and buckle car seats. Their first stop is a grocery store. From the art the little boy reaches for “sugar snacks” and “cookie wookies.” Uh-oh, the answer is no.” His older sister calms him with deep breaths. “If you’re sad or mad, take deep breaths. Ready, set? B-r-e-a-t-h-e in and out and in again. That’s how you calm down.” She helpfully hands Mom a bag of oranges. The siblings walk to a library and then go home to play. The final spread provides “‘On-the-Go’ Tips for Parents & Caregivers” such as “keep to a schedule” and “plan for some fun.” This book would be a useful conversation starter for young families needing to help their children with similar tasks.
— School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781575423791
ISBN-10: 1575423790
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: Toddler Tools®