Saturday, November 14, 2009

Children's Book About Potty Training

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

Have You Seen My Potty?
By Mij Kelly

When it's time for potty training, both toddlers and parents will have fun with this book. Told in verse, it's the story of Suzy Sue, who has something very important to do! The truth is, she needs to poop —but someone has snatched her potty away! Kids will laugh at the big, bright color illustrations as they turn each page, and as Mom or Dad reads Suzy Sue's funny story. As each farm animal happily uses the cleanly "poop - pot" found by the cow, Suzy Sue hurriedly asks around the farmyard for her red potty, which has gone missing and which she desperately needs. Fortunately all is well at story's end—and toddlers will be encouraged to use a potty, just like Suzy Sue.

Oh No, Gotta Go 2
By Susan Middleton Elye

After eating a salad at the family picnic, a little girl's determination to last the entire day comes to an end after she realizes that she has no choice but to ask her mother to take her home to use the bathroom, in an amusing tale sprinkled with Spanish words and phases. On her way back from a picnic with her parents, a little girl who did not need to "tinkle" suddenly remembers that there is more than one reason to visit a restroom, in a story that includes some Spanish words and phrases. It is a funny book that mixes Spanish and English, and illustrations that vividly capture the family’s predicament, this companion to Oh No, Gotta Go! is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

A Potty for Me! A Lift-the-Flap Instruction Manual
By Karen Katz

Realistic, child-appealing text is paired with interactive gate folds (each page is folded over on itself and that is the 'flap') to describe how a gender-neutral toddler struggles to learn to use the potty, but finally succeeds. With interactive flaps and child-appealing text, the author describes the steps a toddler must go through in learning how to use the potty. Karen Katz has wonderful, colorful and easy illustrations and her wording is so nice and easy to understand for the little mind.

Stop by again next Saturday for another Weekly Trip to the Library.


Anonymous said...

Cute books! Will keep them in mind when the situation arises!
Thanks for always sharing great topics, tips, book ideas, and resources.
Your blog is the BEST one ever!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Andrea, Nanny, Northern, NJ

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Andrea's comments. So much information here. I think I'll be reading for weeks. Thanks for such wonderful info for inhome child workers!
Nanny Franny
for 7 month old
Hartford CT

Anonymous said...

TEACH KIDS TO CLOSE LIDS BEFORE FLUSHING! It's disgusting because it spreads germs! It is unsafe for toddlers! No one wants to see the inside of a toilet!

Gross, gross, gross!

jennifer elaine said...

Read children's story books about potty training to your child. There are lots of books available for you get online on potty training. Reading and imagination helps the child to relate to the interesting characters and behaviors within the story and helps them follow accordingly. Offer lots of praise when your child does make some progress. It is not an easy practice but this will help you see results amazingly when you really put in the effort to make your child proud of their achievement. Avoid physical punishment for not using the potty. Stop all reminders about using the toilet. Replace the reminders with the potty training stories you’ve read to your child. This helps as their mind recalls the story and how will keep it in mind when its time.