I am so excited to be a part of a virtual book tour with many other counseling blogs. I want to start by thanking Maria Dismondy for allowing me to preview her new book, Spoonful of Sweetness. In my current job, I have the privilege to work with children as young as 18 months, so this book will fit into my counseling program perfectly.
This adorable book is a great way to teach very young children about core character traits. Many adults focus on toddlers' appearance instead of the child's behavior, and therefore, children are often praised for superficial reasons that the child really doesn't have any control over. It is important to teach good character at a young age, and then focus on praising children when we see them expressing the taught character traits. This book is a great psychoeducation tool for young children and parents of young children. It's a fun way to help children have great manners!
I encourage you to visit Maria Dismondy's website by clicking on the button above. Maria is a talented writer that produces great books to help counselors. I have used her book, Spaghetti in a Hotdog Bun, in many counseling groups and lessons. I know that I will do the same with her new book, Spoonful of Sweetness.
Teachers Pay Teachers is a great website for collecting resources. Recently, I have started my own TPT account. I LOVE creating resources that school counselors and other educators can use to help kids. Check out my site...
Summer Project #2
I decided to make Sentence Completion Cards as my second summer project. I am excited about using these with my kids this year. The cards address many different issues. The topics include grief, divorce, feelings, conflict, abuse, and more. You can also use these as an ice breaker for a classroom or small-group lesson. I plan on picking and choosing what cards will benefit each individual student.
I added a few cards that address spirituality. I know that many of you cannot use these, so select the ones that are appropriate for your school.
Summer Project #1
I finally finished my first summer project. I saw an example of these on Pinterest, and I knew I wanted to make some. My first try was a complete bust, so I found better directions on Lauren's blog. Check out her project on the link below.
The pictures don't do the bottles justice. They are beautiful!