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About the author


Jenna is an expert at helping individuals gain independence with dressing.


She earned a Masters of Occupational Therapy and for over a decade she has worked with individuals on activities of daily living, including: self-care, leisure and work.


The inspiration for this book came from being a mother of two young children. The daily focus of teaching her first child to dress himself revealed a lack of fun educational dressing books. Her son’s love for singing and rhymes sparked the idea to put new lyrics to old familiar tunes, creating structure and consistency for the tasks at hand.


Jenna’s professional and personal experiences taught her no matter what someone’s capabilities are, gentle guidance and loving support are important keys to success.


She and her family sing and dance in Texas. They hope this book spreads joy and laughter as families grow, learn and change (their socks) together. 

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The Children's Dressing Book: Sing to Independence
And Parent / Caregiver Guide to Healthy Relationships & Social-Emotional Development

Overview


The Children's Dressing Book: Sing to Independence helps make the process of teaching and learning how to get dressed more fun and successful!


In this book, a sweet, illustrated story weaves through the pages, as the steps of dressing are sung to the tune of familiar children's songs. Each step pairs lyrics with a clear photograph for visual reinforcement. These simple songs create consistency to the teaching approach and improve the child's participation as "work" is transformed into play.


Beyond the sneakers, the goal of this book is to provide important tools to build and strengthen foundations for healthy relationships and social-emotional development.  


No instruments or musical background are needed to enjoy this book, as we help the children we love sing to independence with dressing and create a more joyful world, one sock at a time.


(Please visit MCTOMLINBOOKS.COM & check out our growing collection of books aimed to spark wonder, share wisdom, celebrate whimsy, promote wellness and always spread love.) 

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Description


This book is a blend between a children's picture book and a parent/caregiver guide; it includes:

  • 8 "General Tips and Tricks
  • An illustrated story with photographs for each step of dressing paired with lyrics
  • Typical Development of Dressing Skills Checklist
  • Dress for the Weather Chart
  • Diaper Change Song
  • Swaddle / Sleep Sack Song
  • Morning Picture Schedule Example: to promote success with simple routines
  • Survival Suitcase: caregiver strategies in and outside of pajama time
  • Helpful Phrases and Example Statements: for clear and positive communication
  • The Power of Positivity: education and exercise to promote positive change
  • Sheet Music
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Overview


The Children's Dressing Book: Sing to Independence helps make the process of teaching and learning how to get dressed more fun and successful!


In this book, a sweet, illustrated story weaves through the pages, as the steps of dressing are sung to the tune of familiar children's songs. Each step pairs lyrics with a clear photograph for visual reinforcement. These simple songs create consistency to the teaching approach and improve the child's participation as "work" is transformed into play.


Beyond the sneakers, the goal of this book is to provide important tools to build and strengthen foundations for healthy relationships and social-emotional development.  


No instruments or musical background are needed to enjoy this book, as we help the children we love sing to independence with dressing and create a more joyful world, one sock at a time.


(Please visit MCTOMLINBOOKS.COM & check out our growing collection of books aimed to spark wonder, share wisdom, celebrate whimsy, promote wellness and always spread love.) 

Read more

Description


This book is a blend between a children's picture book and a parent/caregiver guide; it includes:

  • 8 "General Tips and Tricks
  • An illustrated story with photographs for each step of dressing paired with lyrics
  • Typical Development of Dressing Skills Checklist
  • Dress for the Weather Chart
  • Diaper Change Song
  • Swaddle / Sleep Sack Song
  • Morning Picture Schedule Example: to promote success with simple routines
  • Survival Suitcase: caregiver strategies in and outside of pajama time
  • Helpful Phrases and Example Statements: for clear and positive communication
  • The Power of Positivity: education and exercise to promote positive change
  • Sheet Music

Read more

Book details

Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Subgenre:Parenting / Child Rearing

Language:English

Series title:Sing to Independence

Series Number:1

Pages:50

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667867663


Overview


The Children's Dressing Book: Sing to Independence helps make the process of teaching and learning how to get dressed more fun and successful!


In this book, a sweet, illustrated story weaves through the pages, as the steps of dressing are sung to the tune of familiar children's songs. Each step pairs lyrics with a clear photograph for visual reinforcement. These simple songs create consistency to the teaching approach and improve the child's participation as "work" is transformed into play.


Beyond the sneakers, the goal of this book is to provide important tools to build and strengthen foundations for healthy relationships and social-emotional development.  


No instruments or musical background are needed to enjoy this book, as we help the children we love sing to independence with dressing and create a more joyful world, one sock at a time.


(Please visit MCTOMLINBOOKS.COM & check out our growing collection of books aimed to spark wonder, share wisdom, celebrate whimsy, promote wellness and always spread love.) 

Read more

Description


This book is a blend between a children's picture book and a parent/caregiver guide; it includes:

  • 8 "General Tips and Tricks
  • An illustrated story with photographs for each step of dressing paired with lyrics
  • Typical Development of Dressing Skills Checklist
  • Dress for the Weather Chart
  • Diaper Change Song
  • Swaddle / Sleep Sack Song
  • Morning Picture Schedule Example: to promote success with simple routines
  • Survival Suitcase: caregiver strategies in and outside of pajama time
  • Helpful Phrases and Example Statements: for clear and positive communication
  • The Power of Positivity: education and exercise to promote positive change
  • Sheet Music

Read more

About the author


Jenna is an expert at helping individuals gain independence with dressing.


She earned a Masters of Occupational Therapy and for over a decade she has worked with individuals on activities of daily living, including: self-care, leisure and work.


The inspiration for this book came from being a mother of two young children. The daily focus of teaching her first child to dress himself revealed a lack of fun educational dressing books. Her son’s love for singing and rhymes sparked the idea to put new lyrics to old familiar tunes, creating structure and consistency for the tasks at hand.


Jenna’s professional and personal experiences taught her no matter what someone’s capabilities are, gentle guidance and loving support are important keys to success.


She and her family sing and dance in Texas. They hope this book spreads joy and laughter as families grow, learn and change (their socks) together. 

Read more
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