Whether you are teaching your toddler life skills and good manners or reminding your school aged child how to be polite and independent, the Hello Genius Series is a great resource for parents. Bear Says ‘Thank You’, Pony Brushes His Teeth, Penguin Says ‘Please’, and Duck Goes Potty are four of the twelve books in this series that are read in our house every night. I love these books. They are little books with a big message. The message in each book is repeated throughout the story in a fun and clever way. My children love to help me read these books. When we read Penguin Says ‘Please’ and Bear Says ‘Thank You’ books, my children will always read the ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ in each book. This makes story time fun, interactive and really gets the great message across. Whenever one of our boys want something and forget to say please, we simply say to them, ‘How would Penguin ask for that?’ They will immediately ask nicely and with a big, ‘Please!’ These stories are great teaching tools for little ones and excellent reminders for older children. Now that my oldest child is in school, I like to read these stories to be sure he remembers to use good manners when he is away from home.
These are short stories that are nice quick reads before bed. They are all fun, upbeat, and completely sweet. The other morning my son asked me for some art supplies. He surpised me with a very special piece of art he had created that was completely inspired by the polar bear in Bear Says ‘Thank You’. Author, Michael Dahl, does a great job of simplifying these life situations for children. My boys clearly understand the message in each of our four Hello Genius books and love to replicate the behaviors. Well, almost all of the behaviors. Thankfully, no one has spit their water on daddy yet while brushing their teeth like our friend Pony did in the adorable book, Pony Brushes His Teeth!
There are 12 books in the Hello Genius series. These board books are available for purchase online at the Capstone website.
One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the Penguin Says ‘Please’ Board Book!
Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on October 9, 2013. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. No P.O Boxes! The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
I was provided a copy of Bear Says ‘Thank You’, Pony Brushes His Teeth, Penguin Says ‘Please’, and Duck Goes Potty for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.