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Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (10 of 11)
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Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to C&hellip by Bryan Mellonie
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I heard about this book and decided to take a look before I needed it. I know that eventually my child will start asking questions about death, and I'd like to know what resources are available. I was particularly drawn to this title because it can be tailored to a variety of religious belief systems. I disagree with a previous poster who stated that this book teaches that there is no afterlife. The way I read it, the book doesn't take a stand either way. Being "alive" on earth is not the same thing as "eternal life" in the religions I am familiar with. No religion I know of denies that earthly bodies are alive and then they die.
I like the fact that this book compares all types of… Read more
Mighty Machines: At the Airport [Import]
If my 3 year old were reviewing this video, he'd give it high marks because he asked for it it many times. So if you simply want something with airplanes in it to keep a 2- or 3-year old distracted, you may be happy with this video. Just remember that you have to listen to it too.
The video features footage shot at a Canadian airport of passenger planes, the inside of the terminal, the baggage areas and the tarmack. The sequence of shots translates roughly into a day in the life of an airport. The entire video features a voice-over track with people providing voices to the airplanes, vehicles, and even a suitcase. My husband refers disparagingly to the voices as "googly." Only the… Read more
Toilet Training-The Brazelton Way by T. Berry Brazelton
Toilet Training-The Brazelton Way by T. Berry Brazelton
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book came out when my son had just turned 3. I had been tearing out my hair worrying about potty training, and I believe that if I'd had this book when I was first considering the issue, I'd have had a much easier time of it. The book is short and easy to read, but dense with useful information. Brazelton backs up his "method" with firsthand information about child development. He is a doctor who has seen many children and their parents, not some person who got lucky with a forceful method that they think should work for everyone.
Brazelton stresses that age is not a determinant for potty training readiness. He outlines several readiness signs. If you've researched potty training,… Read more